Definitions for Incidenceˈɪn sɪ dəns

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  1. incidence, relative incidence(noun)

    the relative frequency of occurrence of something

  2. incidence(noun)

    the striking of a light beam on a surface

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

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  1. Incidence(n.)

    The rate or ratio at which something occurs; as, the incidence of murder in Los Angeles; the incidence of cancer in men over 50.

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. incidence.]

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  1. incidence(Noun)

    The act of something happening; occurrence

  2. incidence(Noun)

    The extent, or the relative frequency of something happening

  3. incidence(Noun)

    The striking of radiation or a projectile upon a surface

  4. incidence(Noun)

    A measure of the risk that a person develops a new condition within a specified period of time, usually a year.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Incidence(noun)

    a falling on or upon; an incident; an event

  2. Incidence(noun)

    the direction in which a body, or a ray of light or heat, falls on any surface

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. incidence.]

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  1. Incidence

    Incidence is a measure of the risk of developing some new condition within a specified period of time. Although sometimes loosely expressed simply as the number of new cases during some time period, it is better expressed as a proportion or a rate with a denominator. Incidence proportion is the number of new cases within a specified time period divided by the size of the population initially at risk. For example, if a population initially contains 1,000 non-diseased persons and 28 develop a condition over two years of observation, the incidence proportion is 28 cases per 1,000 persons, i.e. 2.8%.

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  1. Incidence

    The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.

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