from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of happening; occurrence: did not expect criticism and was surprised by its incidence.
- n. Extent or frequency of occurrence: a high incidence of malaria in the tropics.
- n. Physics The arrival of radiation or a projectile at a surface.
- n. Physics Angle of incidence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of something happening; occurrence
- n. The extent, or the relative frequency of something happening
- n. The striking of radiation or a projectile upon a surface
- n. A measure of the risk that a person develops a new condition within a specified period of time, usually a year.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A falling on or upon; an incident; an event; an occurrence.
- n. The direction in which a body, or a ray of light or heat, falls on any surface.
- n. The rate or ratio at which something occurs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A subordinate occurrence or thing; an incident; something incidental or casual.
- n. The manner of falling; direction of the line of fall; course.
- n. In physics, the falling or impinging of a ray of light or heat, etc., upon a surface: used especially with reference to the direction of the ray.
- n. In astronomy, same as immersion, 4.
- n. In geometry, the situation of two figures in which they have something more in common than they would have in some other situation, but do not completely coincide.
- n. In gunnery, the angle which the longer axis of a projectile makes with the surface struck.
- n. The actual fall of taxation upon a particular individual or piece of property, in distinction from its nominal or supposed distribution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the striking of a light beam on a surface
- n. the relative frequency of occurrence of something
As any tax economist will tell you, who ultimately pays a tax (what they call the incidence of a tax) depends on the nature and circumstances of the tax.
The Total Federal Tax incidence is in the same table at the source.
Stroke incidence is a little more tricky, since strokes are multifactoral, but if clotting times are closer to normal, that's one less factor to worry about.
Signs of small ones have been seen in the House although the incidence is very erratic.
I agree that the mechanics of determining tax incidence is not political.
That's why I think that saying that the tax incidence is not political is splitting hairs.
Tax incidence is the exact placement where the tax is paid.
While tax incidence is indeed a fascinating subject, I hope that nobody reading this is fooled into believing that it's "good for the workers" to have lower estate taxes and higher income tax.
African American women -- actually the incidence is similar, but the mortality is higher.
The contributions of other causes to the change in incidence seem less likely to have played a major role but have not been excluded.
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