incidence has definitions from the fields of physics,statistics
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[ noun ] (statistics) the relative frequency of occurrence of something

Used in print

(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)

In_addition , a detailed interspecies survey of the incidence of generalized pulmonary_emphysema in mammals would be interesting and pertinent .

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frequency morbidity

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[ noun ] (physics) the striking of a light beam on a surface

Examples

"he measured the angle of incidence of the reflected light"

Related terms

optical_phenomenon

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