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"incidence" in British English

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incidencenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈɪn.sɪ.dəns/  us   /ˈɪn.sɪ.dəns/ formal
an ​event, or the ​rate at which something ​happens: There have been ​quite a few incidences of ​bullying in the ​school this ​year. an ​increased incidence ofcancer near ​nuclearpowerstations
(Definition of incidence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incidence" in American English

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incidencenoun

  • 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 ​surface
angle of incidence physics
The ​angle of incidence is the ​angle that a ​beam of ​light or other ​energyhitting a ​surface makes with a ​linevertical to that ​surface.
(Definition of incidence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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incidencenoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈɪnsɪdəns/
the ​rate at which something ​happens: increase/decrease/reduce the incidence of sth We intend to ​reduce the incidence of ​loandefaults by ​restructuringpayments. The incidence of ​financialfraud among ​companies having an ​auditdecreased threefold in the last ten ​years.
(also incidence of taxation) TAX the ​financialeffect of ​taxes on ​people or ​companies, especially ​taxes not directly ​paid by them: High ​businesspropertytaxesadded to the tax incidence on ​consumers by ​increasing the ​costs of ​goods and ​services. Although ​meanincomesincreased by 3.5% when the incidence of ​taxation is accounted for it ​leads to a 2.4% ​fall in ​meanincome.
(Definition of incidence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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