incidence

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

in·ci·dence

noun \ˈin(t)-sə-dən(t)s, -ˌden(t)s\

: the number of times something happens or develops : the rate at which something occurs

: the angle at which a ray (such as a ray of light) hits a surface

Full Definition of INCIDENCE

1
a :  angle of incidence
b :  the arrival of something (as a projectile or a ray of light) at a surface
2
a :  an act or the fact or manner of falling upon or affecting :  occurrence
b :  rate of occurrence or influence <a high incidence of crime>

Examples of INCIDENCE

  1. an increased incidence of diabetes
  2. a high incidence of criminal behavior

First Known Use of INCIDENCE

1626

in·ci·dence

noun \ˈin(t)-səd-ən(t)s, -sə-ˌden(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INCIDENCE

1
a : angle of incidence b : the arrival of something (as a ray of light) at a surface
2
a : an act or the fact or manner of occurring or affecting <diseases of domestic incidenceScience> b : rate of occurrence or influence; especially : the rate of occurrence of new cases of a particular disease in a population being studied—compare prevalence

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