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Etymology

Originally "meet, meet in argument", from Middle French occurrer, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ocurrō (run to meet, run against, befall, present itself) from ob- (against) + currō (hurry, move).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to occur

Third person singular
occur

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
r

to occur (third-person singular simple present occur, present participle r, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To present or offer itself; to happen or take place.
    I will write if the opportunity occurs.
  2. To come or be presented to the mind; to suggest itself.
    • 1995, Theodore Kaczynski, Industrial Society and Its Future,
      Apparently it never occurs to them that you can't make rapid, drastic changes in the technology and the economy of a society without causing rapid changes in all other aspects of the society as well, [...]
  3. (sciences) To be present or found.
    The chemical monofluoroacetate occurs in all parts of Dichapetalum cymosum, and is responsible for its toxic effects.

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