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incidence

noun

incidence noun (RATE)

 us   /ˈɪn·sə·dəns, -ˌdens/ [U] the rate at which something happens: There’s been an increased incidence of cancer in the area.

incidence noun (SURFACE)

 /ˈɪn·səd·əns, -səˌdens/ [C] the falling or hitting of an object or beam of energy, such as light, on a surfaceangle of incidence physics The angle of incidence is the angle that a beam of light or other energy hitting a surface makes with a line vertical to that surface.
Translations of “incidence”
in Chinese (Traditional) 事件, (事件的)發生率…
in Russian уровень, частота…
in Turkish oran, nispet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 事件, (事件的)发生率…
in Polish częstotliwość lub częstość (występowania)…
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