Definition of Occasional. Meaning of Occasional. Synonyms of Occasional

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Definition of Occasional

Occasional
Occasional Oc*ca"sion*al, a. [Cf.F. occasionnel.] 1. Of or pertaining to an occasion or to occasions; occuring at times, but not constant, regular, or systematic; made or happening as opportunity requires or admits; casual; incidental; as, occasional remarks, or efforts. The . . . occasional writing of the present times. --Bagehot. 2. Produced by accident; as, the occasional origin of a thing. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. Occasional cause (Metaph.), some circumstance preceding an effect which, without being the real cause, becomes the occasion of the action of the efficient cause; thus, the act of touching gunpowder with fire is the occasional, but not the efficient, cause of an explosion.

Meaning of Occasional from wikipedia

- Occasionalism is a philosophical theory about causation which says that created substances cannot be efficient causes of events. Instead, all events are...
- Occasional poetry is poetry composed for a particular occasion. In the history of literature, it is often studied in connection with orality, performance...
- Occasional furniture refers to small pieces of furniture that can be put to varied uses as the occasion demands. Items such as small tables, nightstands...
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- Occasional Rain is a 1972 studio album from American folk and rhythm and blues musician Terry Callier. Released by Cadet Records, this is the artist's...
- Occasional hearing is the practice of attending worship services or preaching by ministers of denominations other than one's own. Historically this practice...
- An Occasional **** is a crime novel by the American writer Randall Silvis. Set in 1990s in the lower Monongahela River Valley below Pittsburgh, it tells...
- Event may refer to: Ceremony, an event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion Convention (meeting), a gathering of individuals engaged...
- Western dress codes are dress codes in Western culture about what clothes are worn for what occasion. Cl****ifications are traditionally divided into formal...
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