Definition of occupance in English:

occupance

noun

  • 1

    another term for occupancy
    • ‘Theoretically the occupance of nightmares is not entirely surprising.’
    • ‘The occupance of flaming is attributed to the absence of cues to social hierarchical position, to the formality or informality of the communication.’
    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/