incidence

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From Middle French incidence, from Medieval Latin incidentia ‎(a falling upon), from Latin incidens, present participle of incidere ‎(to fall upon), from in ‎(on) + cadere ‎(to fall).

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incidence ‎(plural incidences)

  1. The act of something happening; occurrence
  2. The extent, or the relative frequency of something happening
  3. (physics) The striking of radiation or a projectile upon a surface
  4. (epidemiology) A measure of the risk that a person develops a new condition within a specified period of time, usually a year.

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incidence f

  1. (epidemiology) incidence

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incidence m ‎(plural incidences)

  1. impact, effect, consequence
  2. incidence

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incidence f (plural incidences)

  1. incident; event; occurrence
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