An example of incidence is the percentage of people with cancer in a particular area.
A high incidence of malaria in the tropics.
Did not expect criticism and was surprised by its incidence.
Several incidences of the disease in our village.
Origin of incidence
- From Middle French incidence, from Medieval Latin incidentia (“a falling upon”), from Latin incidens, present participle of incidere (“to fall upon”), from in (“on”) + cadere (“to fall”).