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Occassion vs. Occasion: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on November 26, 2023
The incorrect spelling is "occassion," while the correct spelling is "occasion." Occasion refers to a specific time or event marked by particular circumstances or activities.

Which is correct: Occassion or Occasion

How to spell Occasion?

Occassion is Incorrect

Occasion is Correct

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Key Differences

Think of "occasion" as having a single "c" for "certain" and a double "s" for "special."
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Nov 26, 2023
Remember that it's opposite of "necessary," which has double 'c' and a single 's.'
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Nov 26, 2023
Associate it with "ocean," which also has a single 'c.'
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Nov 26, 2023
Visualize the word; the 's's are closer, indicating a "special" time or event.
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Nov 26, 2023
Use the phrase "One Certain, Special Situation" to remember that there is one 'c' and two 's's.
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Nov 26, 2023
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Occassion and Occasion Definitions

Occassion

Occassion is an incorrect spelling of occasion.
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Sep 15, 2023

Occasion

Occasion refers to a particular time when something occurs.
The party was a happy occasion.
Janet White
Sep 15, 2023

Occasion

It may denote an event, often one of special significance.
Weddings are formal occasions.
Sara Rehman
Sep 15, 2023

Occasion

In computing, occasion can refer to an instance of an event in programming.
This code handles multiple occasions of data transfer.
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Sep 15, 2023

Occasion

It can also imply a reason or cause.
There's no occasion for worry.
Harlon Moss
Sep 15, 2023

Occasion

An event or happening, or the time of an event or happening
On several occasions, we saw him riding a motorcycle.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering
The reception proved to be quite the occasion.
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Occasion

A favorable or appropriate time or juncture
Saw the layoff as an occasion to change careers.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

A cause of or reason for something
A trade disagreement that furnished the occasion for war.
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Occasion

A need created by a particular circumstance
"He must buy what he has little occasion for" (Laurence Sterne).
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

Occasions(Archaic) Personal requirements or necessities.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

To provide occasion for; cause
"The broadcast and its immediate aftermath occasioned a cascade of media commentary" (Lewis Sorley).
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance.
At this point, she seized the occasion to make her own observation.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

The time when something happens.
On this occasion, I'm going to decline your offer, but next time I might agree.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

An occurrence or state of affairs which causes some event or reaction; a motive or reason.
I had no occasion to feel offended, however.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

Something which causes something else; a cause.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

(obsolete) An occurrence or incident.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

A particular happening; an instance or time when something occurred.
I could think of two separate occasions when she had deliberately lied to me.
A momentous occasion in the history of South Africa
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

Need; requirement, necessity.
I have no occasion for firearms.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

A special event or function.
Having people round for dinner was always quite an occasion at our house.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.
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Occasion

(transitive) To cause; to produce; to induce
It is seen that the mental changes are occasioned by a change of polarity
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident; event.
The unlooked-for incidents of family history, and its hidden excitements, and its arduous occasions.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience.
Sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me.
I'll take the occasion which he gives to bringHim to his death.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

An occurrence or condition of affairs which brings with it some unlooked-for event; that which incidentally brings to pass an event, without being its efficient cause or sufficient reason; accidental or incidental cause.
Her beauty was the occasion of the war.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms.
After we have served ourselves and our own occasions.
When my occasions took me into France.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.
Whose manner was, all passengers to stay,And entertain with her occasions sly.
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.
If we inquire what it is that occasions men to make several combinations of simple ideas into distinct modes.
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Occasion

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
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

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
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

Reason;
There was no occasion for complaint
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

The time of a particular event;
On the occasion of his 60th birthday
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Occasion

An opportunity to do something;
There was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill
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Sep 13, 2023

Occasion

Give occasion to
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Occasion

It can signify an opportune moment for doing something.
The meeting gave him the occasion to speak.
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FAQs

What is the verb form of occasion?

The verb form is "to occasion."
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Nov 26, 2023

Which vowel is used before occasion?

The vowel 'o' is used before occasion.
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Nov 26, 2023

What is the pronunciation of occasion?

Pronounced as /əˈkeɪʒən/ in American English.
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Nov 26, 2023

What is the singular form of occasion?

Occasion.
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Nov 26, 2023

Which preposition is used with occasion?

"On" as in "on occasion."
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

Is occasion an adverb?

No, it is not an adverb.
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023

Is occasion an abstract noun?

It is considered an abstract noun as it denotes an event or time, not a physical entity.
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Nov 26, 2023

What is the root word of occasion?

The root is the Latin word "occasus."
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Nov 26, 2023

What is the plural form of occasion?

Occasions.
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Nov 26, 2023

Why is it called occasion?

The term originates from Latin "occasus," meaning a falling down or setting.
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Nov 26, 2023

Is occasion a collective noun?

No, it is not a collective noun.
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Nov 26, 2023

Is occasion a vowel or consonant?

Occasion is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
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Nov 26, 2023

Which conjunction is used with occasion?

"When" as in "when the occasion arises."
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

Is occasion a countable noun?

Yes, it can be countable as in "several occasions."
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

How do we divide occasion into syllables?

O-cca-sion.
Sara Rehman
Nov 26, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in occasion?

The stress is on the second syllable: "ca."
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

Which determiner is used with occasion?

"The," "a," and "some" can be used, depending on the context.
Janet White
Nov 26, 2023

What is the first form of occasion?

Occasion.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

What part of speech is occasion?

It is primarily a noun but can also serve as a verb in some contexts.
Harlon Moss
Nov 26, 2023

Is occasion a noun or adjective?

It is primarily a noun but can be used as an adjective in specific contexts.
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Nov 26, 2023

Is occasion a negative or positive word?

Neutral; its connotation depends on the context.
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Nov 26, 2023

Is the occasion term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically.
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Nov 26, 2023

Is the word occasion imperative?

Not inherently, but can be used in an imperative sentence like, "Seize the occasion!"
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Nov 26, 2023

How many syllables are in occasion?

Three syllables.
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Nov 26, 2023

What is the third form of occasion?

Occasioning.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 26, 2023

Which article is used with occasion?

Both "a" and "the" can be used.
Harlon Moss
Nov 26, 2023

What is another term for occasion?

Event, moment.
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Nov 26, 2023

What is the opposite of occasion?

Unimportance, triviality.
Harlon Moss
Nov 26, 2023

What is the second form of occasion?

Occasioned.
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Nov 26, 2023

How is occasion used in a sentence?

"The holiday provided an occasion for the family to gather."
Janet White
Nov 26, 2023
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