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occurrence

noun
     
oc‧cur‧rence
1 [countable] something that happens [↪ occurrence]
frequent/rare/common occurrence
Laughter was a rare occurrence in his classroom.
Flooding in the area is a common occurrence.
2 [singular] the fact of something happening
occurrence of
The frequent occurrence of earthquakes in the area means that the buildings must be specifically designed to withstand the force.

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