Occasional

Definition of Occasional

Oc`ca´sion`al   Pronunciation: ǒk`kā´zhŭn`al
a.1.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.
3.Of or pertaining to an occasion or to occasions; intended for a specific occasion; for use only when needed, and not regularly.
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.

Related Words

accessory, accidental, accompanying, additional, ado, adventitious, afloat, afoot, aleatory, auxiliary, behind the scenes, by-the-way, casual, causal, causative, ceremonial, circumstantial, conditional, constitutive, contingent, current, decisive, determinative, doing, effectual, etiological, eventuating, extra, few, formative, going on, happening, in hand, in the wind, incidental, inessential, institutive, intermittent, nonessential, occurring, odd, off, on, on foot, ongoing, originative, out-of-the-way, parenthetical, part-time, particular, passing, periodic, pivotal, prevailing, prevalent, provisional, rare, resultant, ritual, scarce, seldom, side, spare, special, supplementary, taking place, uncommon, under way, unessential, unfrequent
Word:

Browse

Obumbrate
Obumbration
Obuncous
Obvention
Obversant
Obverse
Obversely
Obversion
Obvert
Obviate
obviating
Obviation
Obvious
Obvolute
Oby
Oca
Ocarina
Occamy
Occasion
Occasionable
-Occasional-
Occasional cause
Occasionalism
Occasionality
Occasionally
Occasionate
Occasioner
Occasive
Occecation
Occident
Occidental
Occidentals
Occiduous
Occipital
Occipital bone
Occipital point
Occipito-
Occipitoaxial
Occiput
Occision
Occlude
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home