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OCCASIONAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does occasional mean? 

OCCASIONAL (adjective)
  The adjective OCCASIONAL has 3 senses:

1. occurring from time to time
2. occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals
3. occuring from time to time

  Familiarity information: OCCASIONAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OCCASIONAL (adjective)


Sense 1occasional [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occurring from time to time

Context example:

took an occasional glass of wine

Similar:

infrequent (not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals)


Sense 2occasional [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals

Synonyms:

episodic; occasional

Context examples:

episodic in his affections / occasional headaches

Similar:

unpredictable (not capable of being foretold)


Sense 3occasional [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occuring from time to time

Synonyms:

occasional; casual

Context examples:

casual employment / a casual correspondence with a former teacher / an occasional worker

Similar:

irregular (contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice)


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