noun the relative frequency of occurrence of something
noun the striking of a light beam on a surface
- he measured the angle of incidence of the reflected light
Cf. F. incidence
- A falling on or upon; an incident; an event. Obs.
- (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.
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