incidence

noun
ADJECTIVE
great, high

There is a greater incidence of cancer in the families of radiation workers.

peak
low
growing, increased, increasing, rising
decreased, reduced
actual
overall
annual
recorded (esp. BrE), reported

the highest reported incidence of air pollution

VERB + INCIDENCE
have, show

The country had the lowest incidence of AIDS cases proportional to its population.

The medical histories of our patients show a high incidence of past diseases.

increase
decrease, reduce
find

They found an increased incidence of childhood leukaemia in some areas.

measure
compare

We compared the incidence of coronary heart disease and total mortality.

analyse/analyze, assess, determine, examine, investigate
explain

The lack of vitamins may explain the higher incidence of heart disease.

INCIDENCE + VERB
increase
decrease, fall
INCIDENCE + NOUN
rate

an incidence rate of 4 or 5 per 10 000 of the population

PREPOSITION
incidence among

the incidence of cancer among people

incidence in

The study noted an increased incidence of heart disease in women.

PHRASES
a decrease in the incidence of sth, an increase in the incidence of sth, a variation in the incidence of sth

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  • incidence — [ ɛ̃sidɑ̃s ] n. f. • fin XIIIe « ce qui arrive »; de incident I ♦ Vx Ce qui arrive, survient; circonstance, incident. II ♦ (1637) 1 ♦ Sc. Rencontre (d une ligne, d un corps et d une autre ligne, d une surface, etc.). Spécialt; phys., opt.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • incidence — in‧ci‧dence [ˈɪnsdns] noun [singular] 1. TAX the effect of a particular tax on people or organizations, and how much they have to pay: • The structure of production may influence the incidence of taxation. 2. the number of times something… …   Financial and business terms

  • Incidence — In ci*dence, n. [Cf. F. incidence.] [1913 Webster] 1. A falling on or upon; an incident; an event; an occurrence. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physics) The direction in which a body, or a ray of light or heat, falls on any surface. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Incidence — may refer to:* Incidence (epidemiology), a measure of the risk of developing some new condition within a specified period of time * Incidence (geometry), the binary relations describing how subsets meet * Angle of incidence, a measure of… …   Wikipedia

  • incidence — (n.) early 15c., incidental matter, from M.Fr. incidence (15c.), from L.L. incidentia (see INCIDENT (Cf. incident) (n.)). Meaning act of coming into contact with is from 1650s; sense in physics is from 1620s …   Etymology dictionary

  • incidence — [in′sə dəns] n. [ME (North) < OFr < LL incidentia] 1. the act, fact, or manner of falling upon or influencing 2. the degree or range of occurrence or effect; extent of influence 3. Informal an individual or particular occurrence or… …   English World dictionary

  • incidence — index situation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • incidence — ► NOUN 1) the occurrence, rate, or frequency of a disease, crime, or other undesirable thing. 2) Physics the intersection of a line or ray with a surface …   English terms dictionary

  • Incidence — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Incidence », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le mot incidence est employé dans plusieurs… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • incidence — (in si dan s ) s. f. 1°   Terme de physique. Chute, sur une surface, d un rayon, d une onde, d une bille, en un mot de tout ce qui peut être réfléchi. •   Tous [les rayons] se brisent à leur incidence dans la boule ; chacun d eux se brise… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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