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noun occurrence pronunciation in American English /əˈkɜrəns/
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pluraloccurrences
  1. [countable] something that happens, especially something unexpected and unpleasant
    Unfortunately, computer errors are a common occurrence.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the fact of something existing or happening, especially something unexpected and unpleasant
      occurrence of: the widespread occurrence of gold in river deposits
      an increase in the occurrence of skin cancer

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