1. A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance.
  2. The time when something happens.
  3. An occurrence or state of affairs which causes some event or reaction; a motive or reason.
  4. Something which causes something else; a cause.
  5. An occurrence or incident.
  6. A particular happening; an instance or time when something occurred.
  7. Need; requirement, necessity.
  8. A special event or function.
  9. A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.


  1. To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.
    it is seen that the mental changes are occasioned by a change of polarity

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