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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process or fact of taking place or happening.
If you are involved in another occurrence of bullying, you will be suspended.
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definition 2: an event that takes place; incident.
Jon wanted to report the strange occurrences to the police.
affair, case, event, happening, incident, instance, occasion, phenomenon
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accident, action, activity, business, circumstance, deed, episode, experience, fact, situation
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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.