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Definition of Occasional
OccasionalOccasional 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.
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.
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