Definition of Occasional

1. Adjective. Occurring from time to time. "Took an occasional glass of wine"

Similar to: Infrequent



2. Adjective. Occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals. "Occasional headaches"
Exact synonyms: Episodic
Similar to: Unpredictable

3. Adjective. Occurring from time to time. "An occasional worker"
Exact synonyms: Casual
Similar to: Irregular
Derivative terms: Casualness

4. Adjective. Recurring or reappearing from time to time. "Periodic feelings of anxiety"
Exact synonyms: Periodic
Similar to: Sporadic

Definition of Occasional

1. a. 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.

Definition of Occasional

1. Adjective. Occurring or appearing irregularly from time to time. ¹

2. Adjective. Not very often. ¹

3. Adjective. Created for a specific occasion. ¹

4. Adjective. Intended for use as the occasion requires. ¹

5. Adjective. Acting in the indicated role from time to time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Occasional

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Occasional

1. Appearing or occurring irregularly and according to no fixed or certain scheme. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Occasional

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occasional (current term)
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Literary usage of Occasional

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1. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"... of climate and of the level of the land, and by occasional means—Dispersal during the Glacial period —Alternate Glacial periods in the North and South. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"These do not rise above the average level of the occasional literature of humanism. No subtler meaning and no original or striking thoughts are concealed ..."

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