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occasion meaning and definition

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Definition of occasion (noun)

  1. an event that occurs at a critical time
    • "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
    • synonyms: juncture
  2. a vaguely specified social event
  3. reason
    • "there was no occasion for complaint"
  4. the time of a particular event
    • "on the occasion of his 60th birthday"
  5. an opportunity to do something
    • "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"


Definition of occasion (verb)

  1. give occasion to
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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