incidence

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

in·ci·dence

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

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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