The Correct spelling is: occasion

Common misspellings of the word occasion are:

How do you spell occasion?. It is not ocasion or ocassion or occaison or even occassion for that matter!

  • n.
      1. An event or happening; an incident.
      2. The time at which an event occurs.
    1. A significant event.
    2. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture; an opportunity. See synonyms at opportunity.
    3. Something that brings on or precipitates an action, condition, or event, especially the immediate cause. See synonyms at cause.
    4. Something that provides a reason or justification; a ground.
    5. A need created by a particular circumstance: “He must buy what he has little occasion for” (Laurence Sterne).
    6. A large or important social gathering.
    7. occasions Archaic. Personal requirements or necessities.
    tr.v., -sioned, -sion·ing, -sions.

    To provide occasion for; cause: “The year's annual reports occasion an especially revealing glimpse of how corporations lend . . . embellishment to the stark numbers of the comptroller's office” (Mark Muro).


    on occasion

    1. From time to time; now and then.

    [Middle English, from Old French, from Latin occāsiō, occāsiōn-, from occāsus, past participle of occidere, to fall : ob-, down; see ob– + cadere, to fall.]

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