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incidence

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈɪn.sɪ.dəns/ formal us  
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 of cancer near nuclear power stationsFrequency and regularity - general words
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