[in-si-duh ns] /ˈɪn sɪ dəns/
the rate or range of occurrence or influence of something, especially of something unwanted:
the high incidence of heart disease in men over 40.
a falling upon, affecting, or befalling; occurrence:
The incidence of murder that Sunday afternoon shocked the sleepy village.
the fact or the manner of being incident.
Geometry. partial coincidence of two figures, as of a line and a plane containing it.
degree, extent, or frequency of occurrence; amount: a high incidence of death from pneumonia
the act or manner of impinging on or affecting by proximity or influence
(physics) the arrival of a beam of light or particles at a surface See also angle of incidence
(geometry) the partial coincidence of two configurations, such as a point that lies on a circle
early 15c., “incidental matter,” from Middle French incidence (15c.), from Late Latin incidentia (see incident (n.)). Meaning “act of coming into contact with” is from 1650s; sense in physics is from 1620s.
incidence in·ci·dence (ĭn’sĭ-dəns)
[in-si-den-tl] /ˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl/ adjective 1. happening or likely to happen in an unplanned or subordinate conjunction with something else. 2. incurred casually and in addition to the regular or main amount: incidental expenses. 3. likely to happen or naturally appertaining (usually followed by to). noun 4. something incidental, as a circumstance. 5. incidentals, minor […]
[in-si-duh nt] /ˈɪn sɪ dənt/ noun 1. an individual occurrence or event. 2. a distinct piece of action, or an episode, as in a story or play. 3. something that occurs casually in connection with something else. 4. something appertaining or attaching to something else. 5. an occurrence of seemingly minor importance, especially involving nations […]
[in-si-den-tl-ee or for 1, -dent-lee] /ˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl i or for 1, -ˈdɛnt li/ adverb 1. apart or aside from the main subject of attention, discussion, etc.; by the way; parenthetically. 2. in an manner. /ˌɪnsɪˈdɛntəlɪ/ adverb 1. as a subordinate or chance occurrence 2. (sentence modifier) by the way adv. 1520s, “by the way, […]
noun 1. music intended primarily to point up or accompany parts of the action of a play or to serve as transitional material between scenes. noun 1. background music for a film, television programme, etc