Meaning of INCIDENCE in English

INCIDENCE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈin(t)-sə-dən(t)s, -ˌden(t)s ]

noun

Date: 1626

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

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