• WordNet 3.6
    • adj occurrent presently occurring (either causally or incidentally) "technical terms are rarely occurrent in literature"
    • n occurrent an event that happens
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An average adult produces about half a litre of flatulent gas per day, resulting in an average of about fourteen occurrences of flatulence a day
    • Occurrent Anything that happens; an occurrence. "These we must meet with in obvious occurrents of the world."
    • a Occurrent Occurring or happening; hence, incidental; accidental.
    • Occurrent One who meets; hence, an adversary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The early occurrence of a fetus yawning is at eleven weeks after conception
    • occurrent That comes in the way; occurring; incidental.
    • n occurrent One who comes to meet or comes against another; especially, an antagonist; an adversary.
    • n occurrent Incident; anything that happens; happening; event; occurrence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The saying 'once in a blue moon ' refers to the occurrence of two full moons during one calendar month. The last two occurred in January & March 1999. The next one isn't until the end of 2001.
    • Occurrent one who comes to meet another:
    • Occurrent (B.) an occurrence or chance
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  • H. L. Mencken
    “Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.”
  • Alexander Chase
    Alexander Chase
    “A shocking occurrence ceases to be shocking when it occurs daily.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “An accident is an inevitable occurrence due to the actions of immutable natural laws.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. occurrens, -entis, p. pr. of occurrere,: cf. F. occurrent,. See Occur
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. occurrĕreob, towards, currĕre, to run.


In literature:

An accidental occurrence proved that their terrors were not groundless.
"A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1" by Otto von Kotzebue
To prevent the repetition of so sad an occurrence, lighthouses were erected for the guidance of ship captains entering the harbour.
"History of Australia and New Zealand" by Alexander Sutherland
E San Antonio de las Alazanas; this is the first record of occurrence of this species from northeastern Mexico.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
Every particular has been faithfully given of this extraordinary occurrence.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
During five months of the year, from November to March, storms are of daily occurrence.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
But my attention was suddenly arrested by a fact more germane to worldly occurrences.
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds
On certain occasions careful observers have reported the occurrence of minute local changes on the moon.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
It might have been Colorado for him but for a totally unexpected occurrence.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
This occurrence was the arrival of a large body of troops from Greece, with a Grecian general at their head.
"Hannibal" by Jacob Abbott
We can only speculate as to causes of the occurrence of valuable minerals in certain igneous rocks and not in others.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Just at this time, we encountered a phenomenon of frequent occurrence in this region, namely, water-spouts.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
This circumstance indicated some extraordinary occurrence.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
Willie had always much to relate concerning the occurrences of the week.
"The Lamplighter" by Maria S. Cummins
The old man had for a long time looked forward to such an occurrence.
"Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance." by Friedrich von Hardenberg
Still, he could not say that he had seen the occurrence distinctly.
"Landolin" by Berthold Auerbach
They were of almost daily occurrence.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
Subsequent remarks and occurrences, however, soon revived all my original distrusts.
"The Chainbearer" by J. Fenimore Cooper
All of these occurrences tended to engender a spirit of fierce opposition in the minds of the Southern leaders.
"The Spy of the Rebellion" by Allan Pinkerton
As soon as Christian returned home, late towards midnight, he hastened to communicate to his guest the occurrences at Montmartre.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
Still, boat accidents being of such common occurrence, one is as likely to befall Mademoiselle Wynn as anybody else.
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

I don't think it hurts your endurance,
Except when a feller just soaks,
For baths is a common occurrence
Among the society folks.
"The Midwinter Bath" by Bruce Kiskaddon

In news:

Tornadoes, hail and lightning swept across Georgia, Mississippi and the Carolinas resulting in at least 8 deaths all in very tragic occurrences.
Waterspouts around Door County aren't a common occurrence but they do happen.
In watching the show I see natural occurrences happening when you put seven strangers together, (men and women both).
It's a rare occurrence for the regents to visit individual campuses and it only happens once every 6 to 7 years.
Ghosts, urban legends, and unexplainable occurrences seem to easily grab anyone and everyone's attention.
The story itself is a series of bizarre occurrences and unexpected moments of sheer ridiculousness.
A strange occurrence is happening though.
Since rabid cows are such a rare occurrence.
While cross-border fighting is a common occurrence, hostilities spiraled sharply over the weekend, with bombardments from Gaza causing rare Israeli casualties and Israeli strikes killing at least six Palestinians.
That's a significant victory, but it won't negate similar occurrence until and unless there is a cultural change in the department that deals with judgment and attitudes.
Six teams could repeat as division champs, a rare occurrence in league's recent history.
Localized sphenoethmoid sinusitis in children is a rare occurrence.
In batch-type plants, it is a regular occurrence and is one factor that affects the total cycle time per batch and ultimately the entire production capacity.
It's the second similar occurrence within a week.
Location Average date 1st time in 2012/13 Earliest 1st occurrence Latest 1st occurrence.

In science:

Let τ be any generalized pattern; we define #τ (σ) as the number of occurrences of τ in σ .
Words restricted by 3-letter generalized multipermutation patterns
We can obtain an occurrence of 212 by adding the first k back only if σ = (k , i, k , σ ′′′ ) for some i < k and (k , σ ′′′ ) ∈ [k ]n−1 (212).
Words restricted by 3-letter generalized multipermutation patterns
And we can estimate the frequency of occurrence of (b) from a knowledge of the clustering coefficient.
Random graphs as models of networks
Finally, in (V ), we count all the occurrences of the function symbol g .
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
A link’s weight is its occurrence frequency in messages or, in other words, its number of distinct recommenders.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
The mean-field analysis explains both the distribution of ground state angular momenta and the occurrence of vibrational and rotational bands.
How random are random nuclei? Shapes, triangles and kites
L = 0 ground states and the occurrence of vibrational and rotational band structures.
How random are random nuclei? Shapes, triangles and kites
If one knows that h ∈ eΘ is in the image of E, then to find E−1(h), simply replace every occurrence of q k by k !.
Generating functions for moments of the quasi-nilpotent DT-operator
Hence, maxg∈G Pr(Ri = g ) ≥ min(δ, 1 − δ) and this case represents the initial situation, when the probability distribution of G still includes at least one group element whose probability of occurrence is high.
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
Similar considerations also rule out the generic occurrence of such maximally symmetric multicritical points in the R-δ plane for all S > 2.
Permutation-Symmetric Multicritical Points in Random Antiferromagnetic Spin Chains
These authors have argued that both the time scales and luminosity variations involved could explain the occurrence of IAEs.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
This agreement in phase can also be seen in fig. 4 where the clusters of exposure ages tend to be anti-correlated with the occurrence of IAEs.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
If we look at fig. 10, we see the this will in fact increase the agreement between the predicted location of the spiral crossings around 300 and 900 Myr BP and both the time of occurrence of the relevant IAEs and the observed CRF variability.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
We say that an occurrence of τ is external for a pair of words (X, Y ), if this occurrence starts in X and ends in Y .
Counting the occurrences of generalized patterns in words generated by a morphism
Also, an occurrence of τ for a word X is internal, if this occurrence starts and ends in this X .
Counting the occurrences of generalized patterns in words generated by a morphism