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incidence (s) (noun), incidences (pl)
1. The frequency or extent of something happening: "The incidence of squirrels invading upper story balconies appears to be on the increase which is puzzling some zoologists."
2. Etymology: From Medieval Latin incidentia, "a falling upon"; from Latin incidens, incidere, "to fall upon", from in, "on" + cadere, "to fall".
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incidence, incidents
incidence (IN si duhns) (noun)
The scope or extent of an occurrence or influence of something: The incidence of measles in the village was high.
incidents (IN si duhnts) (noun)
1. Behaviors likely to lead to serious consequences: There were several incidents of the mayor undermining the union during the strike that made the union members very angry.
2. Several happenings or events as a result of or in connection with something more important: Mollie remembered the happy incidents of her childhood when she went to the beaches and got sunburned.

The principal talked to the students about several incidents of roudy behavior on the playground. He told them that any increase in incidence of these activities could result in the cancellation of any more sports events.

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angle of incidence
The angle that a ray of sun makes with a line perpendicular to the surface.

A surface that directly faces the sun has a solar angle of incidence of zero, but if the surface is parallel to the sun (for example, sunrise striking a horizontal rooftop), the angle of incidence is 90°.

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