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Definitions of occasion:
  • noun:   reason
    Example: "There was no occasion for complaint"
  • noun:   an opportunity to do something
    Example: "There was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"
  • noun:   the time of a particular event
    Example: "On the occasion of his 60th birthday"
  • noun:   an event that occurs at a critical time
    Example: "It was needed only on special occasions"
  • noun:   a vaguely specified social event
    Example: "An occasion arranged to honor the president"
  • verb:   give occasion to

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