[ noun ] an event that happens

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

One day Maeterlinck , coming with a friend upon an event which he recognized as the exact pattern of a previous dream , detailed the ensuing occurrences in_advance so accurately that his companion was completely mystified .

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

In the examples above , the occurrence of a bull's-eye , a straight haired mouse , or an ace could be called a `` success '' .

When each number of successes x is paired with its probability of occurrence * * f , the set of pairs * * f , is a probability function called a binomial_distribution .

(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)

This prevents the occurrence of an infinite sequence of isolated tangent points .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The significant things in it , at the higher religious levels , are the inner emotional , mental , and spiritual occurrences that fill the pressing human needs of self-preservation , self pacification , and self completion .

[ noun ] an instance of something occurring


"a disease of frequent occurrence" "the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets"

Used in print

(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)

It is the hope of attaining a list of items of universal occurrence .

Related terms

presence sympatry allopatry