Definition of occupance in English:

occupance

noun

  • 1

    another term for occupancy
    • ‘The occupance of flaming is attributed to the absence of cues to social hierarchical position, to the formality or informality of the communication.’
    • ‘Theoretically the occupance of nightmares is not entirely surprising.’
    1. 1.1Geography The inhabiting and modification of an area by humans.
      • ‘Like all geographic field methods, it attempts an accurate quantitative portrayal of the occupance pattern.’
      • ‘By studying the sequent occupance of New Zealand, students will be able to analyze the physical landscape and the cultural landscape of the country.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from occupant + -ance.

Pronunciation

occupance

/ˈɒkjʊpəns/