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Is there a difference between "incident" and "occasion"?

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Rebecca

An incident is an event or occurrence (often used to describe negative events), while occasion is a favorable opportunity or a convenient/timely chance. Ex: Do you remember that stalking incident that happened at school last year? They finally caught the guy. Ex: Look at this job fair! I think this is the perfect occasion for you to get your dream job.

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