What does the word incidence mean?

Usage examples for incidence

  1. They have always been compelled to calculate prosperity in terms of the producer rather than in terms of the consumer, because the incidence on the consumer is distributed over so many trivial items. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  2. I think if we had passed that act, it would have reduced the incidence of crime. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. Ethelberta's attitude on receipt of this information sufficiently expressed a revived sense that the incidence of Mr. Neigh on her path might have a meaning after all. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
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