Occasional meaning

ə-kāzhə-nəl
Created for a special occasion.

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Occurring, encountered, done, or taken from time to time; irregular or infrequent.
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Acting only on special occasions.
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Intended for use as the occasion requires.

An occasional chair.

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Being a factor that makes something possible; being a cause of something.
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Acting in a specified capacity from time to time.

An occasional hunter.

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Occurring on a particular occasion.
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Of irregular occurrence; happening now and then; infrequent.
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Designating chairs, tables, etc. intended for occasional or auxiliary use.
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Being an occasion.
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Occurring or appearing irregularly from time to time.

He was mostly solitary, but enjoyed the occasional visitor.

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Not very often.

He took an occasional glass of wine.

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Created for a specific occasion.

Elgar's music was not created to be occasional music for high-school graduations.

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Intended for use as the occasion requires.

What your living room needs are some occasional chairs.

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Acting in the indicated role from time to time.

He is an occasional contributor to letters to the editor.

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Of or for a special occasion.

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Origin of occasional