Incidence Definition

ĭnsĭ-dəns
noun
The act, fact, or manner of falling upon or influencing.
Webster's New World
The degree or range of occurrence or effect; extent of influence.
Webster's New World
An individual or particular occurrence or happening; instance or occasion.
Several incidences of the disease in our village.
Webster's New World
Angle of incidence.
American Heritage
Partial coincidence between two figures, as of a line and a point contained in it.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Incidence

Noun

Singular:
incidence
Plural:
incidences

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”).

    From Wiktionary

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