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incidence

in·ci·dence

incidence

 
 
pronunciation:
In s dns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the frequency with which something happens or the range over which it occurs.
There is a greater incidence of this type of cancer in the United States than in France or Italy.The incidence of crime in the national parks has increased.
definition 2: a befalling; occurrence.
The first incidence of the Black Plague in Europe was in the 1340s.
similar words:
case, episode, occurrence
definition 3: the arrival of a light ray or the like on a surface.
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