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English definition of “incident”

incident

adjective [not gradable] (HITTING A SURFACE) /ˈɪn·sə·dənt, -ˌdent/
touching or hitting the surface of something incident ray (also incident wave) physics An incident ray or incident wave is a beam of light or other energy that hits a surface.
(Definition of incident adjective (HITTING A SURFACE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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