incidence

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Etymology[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

incidence (countable and uncountable, plural incidences)

  1. The act of something happening; occurrence.
  2. The extent or the relative frequency of something happening.
  3. The manner of falling; bearing or onus, as of a tax that falls unequally.
  4. (physics) The striking of radiation or a projectile upon a surface.
  5. (epidemiology) A measure of the rate of new occurrence of a given medical condition in a population within a specified period of time.
  6. (geometry) The falling of a point on a line, or a line on a plane.

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Noun[edit]

incidence f

  1. (epidemiology) incidence

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French incidence, from Latin incidentia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.si.dɑ̃s/
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Noun[edit]

incidence f (plural incidences)

  1. impact, effect, consequence
  2. incidence

Descendants[edit]

  • German: Inzidenz

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin incidentia.

Noun[edit]

incidence f (plural incidences)

  1. incident; event; occurrence

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