- the striking of a ray of light, beam of electrons, etc., on a surface, or the direction of striking.
- angle of incidence(def 1).
Origin of incidence
Related Words for incidenceprevalence, proportion, rate, frequency, extent, percentage, degree, trend, drift, number, measure, scope, tendency, commonness
Examples from the Web for incidence
Contemporary Examples of incidence
And without a concrete way to measure the incidence of domestic violence, it is purely observational.Another Hazy Week For Weed
September 1, 2014
Meanwhile, since the 1970s, our yearly sugar consumption has skyrocketed along with the incidence of diabetes and obesity.The Heart Association’s Junk Science Diet
Dr. Barbara H. Roberts
May 22, 2014
This would push food prices up internationally, raising the incidence of hunger, disease and political instability.Can Generation Hot Avoid Its Fate?
April 5, 2014
Does any Indian believe that we will, come Friday, see even a drop in the incidence of rape?When India Wants the Rapists Hanged
September 12, 2013
Only with a regime like that will we see their incidence decrease.RG-Knee: Stoopid Stoopid Stoopid
January 9, 2013
Historical Examples of incidence
And this it does, through the incidence of bargaining and the law of supply and demand.Socialism
There is much room for improvement in the incidence of taxation.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
What about the incidence of penetrating meteors in the mesosphere?A Fine Fix
R. C. Noll
This is because, in such a case, it is set at an angle of incidence.
It may then be said to have in effect a less Angle of Incidence.
early 15c., "incidental matter," from Middle French incidence (15c.), from Late Latin incidentia (see incident (n.)). Meaning "act of coming into contact with" is from 1650s; sense in physics is from 1620s.