- the striking of a ray of light, beam of electrons, etc., on a surface, or the direction of striking.
- angle of incidence (def. 1).
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Science has long shown that the kickoff is the most dangerous play in football, with the highest incidence rate of concussions from the intense collisions.Why Are We Still Returning Kicks In College Football?|Jake Lourim|December 11, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The incidence of the disorder, which causes a temporary weakness or paralysis in muscles of the face, was not greater than in the general population.Experts recommend the FDA approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use|Tina Hesman Saey|December 10, 2020|Science News
The San Diego Board of Supervisors did this in June, creating a “Mobile Crisis Response Team” of trained mental health providers to respond to nonviolent incidences involving people with mental health issues.New County Board and Sheriff Could Be Headed for a Standoff|Maya Srikrishnan|November 11, 2020|Voice of San Diego
A few weeks after Penn State resumed classes, Centre County, which for five months had largely avoided major spikes, had Pennsylvania’s highest positivity and incidence rates.Football is back in Happy Valley. The coronavirus never left.|Kent Babb|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
When the initial incidences of lead pipes emerged, the records they had for where the piping systems were located were on index cards at the bottom of an administrative building.
And without a concrete way to measure the incidence of domestic violence, it is purely observational.
Meanwhile, since the 1970s, our yearly sugar consumption has skyrocketed along with the incidence of diabetes and obesity.
This would push food prices up internationally, raising the incidence of hunger, disease and political instability.
Does any Indian believe that we will, come Friday, see even a drop in the incidence of rape?
Only with a regime like that will we see their incidence decrease.
Angle of Incidence, Rigger's—The angle the chord of a surface makes with a line parallel to the axis of the propeller.The Aeroplane Speaks|H. Barber
It was not uncomfortably and unchangeably cut into fixed portions by the incidence of lunch and dinner.The Lion's Share|E. Arnold Bennett
The developments that take place are mainly mental in form and are social in their incidence.A Grammar of Freethought|Chapman Cohen
If its Incidence be made still more oblique, it becomes totally reflected.Opticks|Isaac Newton
The incidence among children under three years of age was 60 percent, and 1,712 children under age fifteen died.Area Handbook for Albania|Eugene K. Keefe