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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 doctrine about causation which says that created substances cannot be efficient causes of events. Instead, all events...
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- Occasional poetry is poetry composed for a particular occasion. In the history of literature, it is often studied in connection with orality, performance...
- Occasional Wife is an American sitcom which aired on NBC beginning September 13, 1966 and running until May 9, 1967 (repeats were aired through August...
- Occasional Rain is a 1972 studio album from American musician Terry Callier. Released by Cadet Records, ot is Callier's second album and the first in the...
- 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...
- Occasional hearing is the practice of attending worship services or preaching by ministers of denominations other than one's own. Historically this practice...
- The wicket-keeper in the sport of cricket is the player on the fielding side who stands behind the wicket or stumps being watchful of the batsman and ready...
- An occasional song is a novelty song or ballad written and sung for a special occasion. Occasional songs were a cultural tradition throughout Europe and...