attack rate

n.

A cumulative incidence rate used for particular groups observed for limited periods under special circumstances, such as during an epidemic.

Nearby words

  1. attaché,
  2. attaché case,
  3. attack,
  4. attack ad,
  5. attack dog,
  6. attacker,
  7. attagirl,
  8. attain,
  9. attainable,
  10. attainder


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