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noun [singular]     incidence pronunciation in British English
/ˈɪnsɪd(ə)ns/
  1. the number of cases of an illness or a medical condition in a particular place, group, or situation
    a high/low incidence of:

    Researchers found a high incidence of prostate cancer in this area.

    reduce/increase the incidence of:

    The drug has been shown to reduce the incidence of thrombosis after surgery.

    1. a.
      the number of times something happens, especially something bad
      incidence of:

      the increasing incidence of computer-related crime

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