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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incidence mean? 

  The noun INCIDENCE has 2 senses:

1. the relative frequency of occurrence of something
2. the striking of a light beam on a surface

  Familiarity information: INCIDENCE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1incidence [BACK TO TOP]


The relative frequency of occurrence of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas


incidence; relative incidence

Hypernyms ("incidence" is a kind of...):

frequency; relative frequency (the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "incidence"):

morbidity (the relative incidence of a particular disease)

Sense 2incidence [BACK TO TOP]


The striking of a light beam on a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Context example:

he measured the angle of incidence of the reflected light

Hypernyms ("incidence" is a kind of...):

optical phenomenon (a physical phenomenon related to or involving light)

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