Definitions of incidence

  1. the relative frequency of occurrence of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A falling on or upon; an incident; an event. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The direction in which a body, or a ray of light or heat, falls on any surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The direction in which a ray of light or heat falls upon a surface. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Meeting of one body with another; direction in which anything strikes another. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A falling, or the direction of fall. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A falling upon; the direction in which a body, as a ray, falls on another. Angle of incidence, the angle which a ray of light, heat, &c., falling on a surface makes with a perpendicular to that surface. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for incidence

  1. It is also true that even he is not always at concert pitch; but his nerves do not relax or snap in damp or cold, as may the nerves of a race less inured through the centuries to hardship and the incidence of war. – Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front by E. W. Hornung