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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]


Occurring from time to time

Context example:

took an occasional glass of wine


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

Sense 2occasional [BACK TO TOP]


Occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals


episodic; occasional

Context examples:

episodic in his affections / occasional headaches


unpredictable (not capable of being foretold)

Sense 3occasional [BACK TO TOP]


Occuring from time to time


occasional; casual

Context examples:

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


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

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