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Occur

The word occur and its family (occurred, occurrence, occurrences, occurring, occurs, reoccur, reoccurred, reoccurring, reoccurs) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the verb occur

What does occur mean as a doing word?

Occur is one of the top 1000 most common verbs. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common verbs in informational written English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: occurred, occurring

  1. come to pass
  2. come to one's mind; suggest itself
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of occur: come
    • more generic word: become = come into existence
  3. to be found to exist
    • examples: sexism occurs in many workplaces | precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic terms: appear / come along = come into being or existence, or appear on the scene
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the verb occur

verb

  1. To happen or take place
  2. To present or offer itself
  3. To come or be presented to the mind; to suggest itself.
  4. [sciences] To be present or found.

Music

"Occur" is a musical album of Taylor Deupree.

  • released on (14 years ago)

Writings

"Occur" is a book by Wayne Oakes.

  • also known as "Occur: poems"

Phrases with Occur

  1. co-occur with
  2. co-occur

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Occur

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Google previewPhase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, Third Edition (Revised Reprint) (2009)

by David A. Porter, Kenneth E. Easterling, Mohamed Sherif

One of the most fundamental processes that controls the rate at which many transformations occur is the diffusion of atoms. The reason why diffusion occurs is always so as to produce a decrease in Gibbs free energy. As a simple illustration of ...

Google previewBrain Repair (2007)

by Mathias Bähr

However, the most important requirement for regeneration of the injured axons to occur is the survival of the nerve cell body and its capacity to induce gene expression leading to axonal regrowth and reinnervation of the original targets ( for a ...

Google previewConverging Worlds (2013)

Communities and Cultures in Colonial America by Louise A. Breen

Why and how this did in fact occur is a question that has occupied historians ever since the American Revolution.

Google previewHidden World (2010)

by Jason Robert

reason earthquakes occur is that a root needs to be moved. Think of it as a total reorganization. Many earthquakes will be triggered when the treasure leaves the particular root. If it doesn't happen in due time or if it happens in a location of ...

Google previewCNS Regeneration (2011)

Basic Science and Clinical Advances by Jeffrey Kordower, Mark H. Tuszynski

As stated in our first edition, the dogma that regeneration in the central nervous system cannot occur is a myth and there are currently more examples of this fact than ever.

Google previewLiquid Crystals (1992)

by Sivaramakrishna Chandrasekhar

3' An essential requirement for mesomorphism to occur is that the molecule must be highly geometrically anisotropic in shape, like a rod or a disc. Depending on the detailed molecular structure, the system may pass through one or more ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (2005)

Volume I: Adult Clinical Applications Volume II: Child Clinical Applications Volume III: Educational Applications by Michel Hersen

For example, stimulus generalization is said to occur when an unassertive and shy child is taught by a therapist to be more...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1998)

Volume 39 - Supplement 24 - Entity Identification to Virtual Reality in Driving Simulation by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

INTRODUCTION It is intuitively easy to understand what is meant by inequality measures, because applications occur in very sensitive situations: rich versus poor persons or countries, high productivity versus low productivity (in various ...

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Usage statistics about occur

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb occur:

spoken English20.56%written English79.44% imaginative writing24.43%informational writing75.57%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb occur:

occurpasshappencome

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Quotes about Occur

Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. (Muriel Spark)
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Scrabble value of O1C3C3U1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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