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Another word for occurrence

  1. The condition or fact of being present

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  3. Something that happens

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  5. Something significant that happens

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  • A circumstance is an event that is either incidental to, or a determining factor of, another event the circumstances surrounding my decision
  • An episode is a distinct event that is complete in itself but forms part of a larger event or is one of a series of events an episode of his childhood
  • Incident usually suggests an occurrence of relatively minor significance, often one connected with a more important event the award was just another incident in her career, though it can also imply conflict or disturbance the demonstration continued without further incident
  • Event implies an occurrence of relative significance, often one growing out of earlier happenings or conditions the events that followed the surrender
  • Occurrence is the general word for anything that happens or takes place an unforeseen occurrence