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English definition of “occasion”

occasion

noun
 
 
/əˈkeɪʒən/
TIME [C] B2 a time when something happens: a previous/separate occasion We met on several occasions to discuss the issue.Points in timePeriods of time - general words
EVENT [C] B1 an important event or ceremony: a special occasion She bought a new dress for the occasion.CeremoniesCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
on occasion(s) sometimes, but not often: I only drink alcohol on occasion.Rarely and infrequently
(Definition of occasion from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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