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occurrence

oc·cur·rence

occurrence

 
 
pronunciation:
kuh rns
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process or fact of occurring.
synonyms:
incidence
similar words:
circumstance, hap, happenstance, manifestation
definition 2: an event that takes place; incident.
a daily occurrence
synonyms:
affair, case, event, happening, incidence, incident, instance, occasion, phenomenon
similar words:
accident, action, activity, business, circumstance, deed, episode, experience, fact, hap, situation
Word Parts
The word occurrence contains the following parts:
cur1, curr, cor1, corr, curs, cour1, cours Latin root that means to run
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.