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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Occurrence \Oc*cur"rence\, n. [Cf. F. occurrence. See Occur.] 1. A coming or happening; as, the occurrence of a railway collision. [1913 Webster] Voyages detain the mind by the perpetual occurrence and expectation of something new. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. Any event or incident; esp., one which happens without being designed or expected; as, an unusual occurrence, or the ordinary occurrences of life. [1913 Webster] All the occurrence of my fortune. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Event. [1913 Webster]