Incidences are instances of something. Incidents can be anything from a person getting sick to a car accident.

  • There have been a number of incidences at the school this year.

  • There have been a lot of car accidents lately, and it's causing a lot of trouble.

Definition of incidences


the relative frequency of occurrence of something


relative incidence


the striking of a light beam on a surface

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Example Sentences for incidences

  • 1

    It soon spread countrywide and led to the occurrence of Tiananmen Incident.

  • 2

    This is just a random loutish incident that happened to be caught on tape.

  • 3

    The incident and the reflected beam span the plane of incidence.

  • 4

    It is unsure to the seriousness of the incident.

  • 5

    Police are probing the incident.

  • 6

    He was not disciplined for the incident.

  • 7

    The account of the incident is disputed.

  • 8

    The company apologized for the incident.

  • 9

    The incidence is the same as for placebo.

  • 10

    The incidence was to enrage the mob.