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incidence

Pronunciation: in'si-dens

Definition:

  1. The number of specified new events, people falling ill with a specified disease, during a specified period in a specified population.
  2. In optics, intersection of a ray of light with a surface.

[L. incido, to fall into or upon, to happen]

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