- 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 incidencesprevalence, proportion, rate, frequency, extent, percentage, degree, trend, drift, number, measure, scope, tendency, commonness
Examples from the Web for incidences
Contemporary Examples of incidences
The differences in overall victimization are driven mainly by the incidences of completed rape.College Girls Are Less Likely to Be Raped Than Non-Students
December 11, 2014
Incidences of gay men being hanged in public have been graphically reported upon.Tim Cook: Why ‘I’m Gay’ Isn’t Enough
October 30, 2014
Historical Examples of incidences
To obviate this disturbance it is best to work at incidences as nearly as possible perpendicular.
The effect of this was to minimize digging and somewhat spread the incidences of the weight.
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.