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  Definition of occasion
  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"
  2. a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions"
  3. reason; "there was no occasion for complaint"
  4. an opportunity to do something; "there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"
  5. the time of a particular event; "on the occasion of his 60th birthday"
  6. give occasion to
Similar Words: juncture, affair, social occasion, function, social function

 

Hyponyms: pass, head, straits, climax, flood tide, conjuncture, crisis, landmark, turning point, watershed, milestone, party, celebration, jubilation, ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance, fundraiser, photo opportunity, photo op, sleepover, sale, cut-rate sale, sales event, meal, inspire

 

Anagrams: scansion, Socinian

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 场合   Danish: lejlighed  
Dutch: gelegenheid   Finnish: tilaisuus  
German: Gelegenheit   Hungarian: alkalom  
Italian: occasione   Japanese: 場合  
Korean: 기회   Portuguese: ocasião  
Russian: случай   Spanish: ocasión  
Swedish: tillfälle  
 
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