occasion

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occasion is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
occasion

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /əˈkeɪʒən/
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Noun[change]

Singular
occasion

Plural
occasions

  1. (countable) An occasion is a particular time.
    Often she had to rush home on occasions when she might have preferred to stay out.
    He met her on several occasions while a student in Germany.
  2. (countable) An occasion is a good time to do something.
    The visit to Ottawa was a good occasion for us to get together.
  3. (countable) An occasion is a special time or event.
    Nov 12 is a happy occasion. It is my 25th wedding anniversary.
    a good opportunity or chance

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Verb[change]

Plain form
occasion

Third-person singular
occasions

Past tense
occasioned

Past participle
occasioned

Present participle
occasioning

  1. (transitive) If x occasions y, x causes y.
    Now we come to the problems that have occasioned this meeting.