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occurrence meaning

EN[əˈkʌɹəns] [əˈkɝəns]
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    Definition of occurrence in English Dictionary

  • NounPLoccurrencesSUF-ence
    1. Actual instance when a situation arises.
      1. Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.
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    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • If the Hungarian specimen is from a paralligatorid, then it would be the first occurrence of the group in the European archipelago.
      • To investigate whether early rehabilitation reduces the occurrence of posttotal hip arthroplasty (THA) complications, adverse events, and medical expenses within one postoperative year.
      • Separate experiments show that infants habituated to repeated occurrences of one object will dishabituate to the presentation of a new object (Xu and Carey 1996 , p. 136).
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
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    Grammatically, this word "occurrence" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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