from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The rate or extent of occurrence or effect.
- noun Usage Problem The fact or an instance of happening; occurrence.
- noun The arrival of radiation or a projectile at a surface.
- noun Angle of incidence.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A subordinate occurrence or thing; an incident; something incidental or casual.
- noun The manner of falling; direction of the line of fall; course.
- noun 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.
- noun In astronomy, same as
- noun 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.
- noun In gunnery, the angle which the longer axis of a projectile makes with the surface struck.
- noun The actual fall of taxation upon a particular individual or piece of property, in distinction from its nominal or supposed distribution.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A falling on or upon; an incident; an event; an occurrence.
- noun (Physics) The direction in which a body, or a ray of light or heat, falls on any surface.
- noun The rate or ratio at which something occurs.
- noun the angle which a ray of light, or the line of incidence of a body, falling on any surface, makes with a perpendicular to that surface; also formerly, the complement of this angle.
- noun the line in the direction of which a surface is struck by a body, ray of light, and the like.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The act of something happening;
- noun The
extent, or the relative frequencyof something happening
- noun physics The
strikingof radiationor a projectileupon a surface
- noun epidemiology A measure of the risk that a person develops a new condition within a specified period of time, usually a year.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the striking of a light beam on a surface
- noun the relative frequency of occurrence of something
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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.
I agree that the mechanics of determining tax incidence is not political.
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.
That's why I think that saying that the tax incidence is not political is splitting hairs.
Signs of small ones have been seen in the House although the incidence is very erratic.
The Total Federal Tax incidence is in the same table at the source.
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.
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.
Tax incidence is the exact placement where the tax is paid.