AskDefine | Define occurring

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1 come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important" [syn: happen, hap, go on, pass off, pass, fall out, come about, take place]
2 come to one's mind; suggest itself; "It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary"; "A great idea then came to her" [syn: come]
3 to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil" [also: occurring, occurred]occurring See occur

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  1. present participle of occur


  1. The action of the verb to occur.


  1. In the context of "in combination": That occurs in a specified manner.
    naturally occurring macromolecules
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