# Definition of Incidence. Meaning of Incidence. Synonyms of Incidence

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## Definition of Incidence

Incidence
Incidence In"ci*dence, n. [Cf. F. incidence.] 1. A falling on or upon; an incident; an event. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. 2. (Physics) The direction in which a body, or a ray of light or heat, falls on any surface. In equal incidences there is a considerable inequality of refractions. --Sir I. Newton. Angle of incidence, the angle which a ray of light, or the line of incidence of a body, falling on any surface, makes with a perpendicular to that surface; also formerly, the complement of this angle. Line of incidence, the line in the direction of which a surface is struck by a body, ray of light, and the like.

## Meaning of Incidence from wikipedia

- Look up incidence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Incidence may refer to: Benefit incidence, the availability of a benefit Expenditure incidence, the...
- Look up angle of incidence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Angle of incidence is a measure of deviation of something from "straight on" and may refer...
- In epidemiology, incidence is a measure of the probability of occurrence of a given medical condition in a po****tion within a specified period of time...
- mathematics, an incidence matrix is a logical matrix that shows the relationship between two classes of objects, usually called an incidence relation. If...
- = Incidence Rate 1 Incidence Rate 2 {\displaystyle {\text{Rate Ratio}}={\frac {\text{Incidence Rate 1}}{\text{Incidence Rate 2}}}} where incidence rate...
- describing reflection and refraction in optics, the plane of incidence (also called the incidence plane or the meridional plane[citation needed]) is the plane...
- In mathematics, an incidence structure is an abstract system consisting of two types of objects and a single relationship between these types of objects...
- In economics, tax incidence or tax burden is the effect of a particular tax on the distribution of economic welfare. Economists distinguish between the...
- The angle of incidence, in geometric optics, is the angle between a ray incident on a surface and the line perpendicular (at 90 degree angle) to the surface...
- In economics, benefit incidence refers to the availability of a benefit. In the United States, the benefit incidence is calculated by the National Compensation...