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incidence Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the relative frequency of occurrence of something
    relative incidence.
  2. noun the striking of a light beam on a surface
    • he measured the angle of incidence of the reflected light

In"ci*dence noun
Cf. F. incidence.
  1. A falling on or upon; an incident; an event. Obs. Bp. Hall.
  2. (Physics) The direction in which a body, or a ray of light or heat, falls on any surface.
    In equal incidences there is a considerable inequality of refractions. Sir I. Newton.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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