Usage examples for incidence

  1. Among the lines he followed in this particular investigation were, first, that refraction depends only on the angle of incidence which, he says, cannot be correct as it would thus be the same for all refracting substances; next, that it depended also on the density of the medium. – Kepler by Walter W. Bryant
  2. The manner of retribution which would meet the popular demand for " justice" to be done on the enemy is likely to be affected by the fortunes of war, as also the incidence of it. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  3. In our own country, though extensive and complete data are not available, it is likely that the incidence is equally high. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  4. Even before the incidence of the tax was fully felt, protests were drafted at mass- meetings and federal collectors were roughly treated. – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  5. The diagram deals with one direction of flight and its incidence across lines of six different slants, lines of identical length oriented in six different ways. – A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds. Vol.3 No.2 by George H. Lowery.
  6. According to calculations, it would obtain support in a wind of 17 miles per hour with an angle of incidence of only three degrees. – The Early History of the Airplane The Wright Brothers' Aeroplane, How We Made the First Flight & Some Aeronautical Experiments by Orville Wright Wilbur Wright
  7. Sometime ago I discussed the nature and present incidence of this custom with a chief named Sileya of those parts, a wholly untutored Native. – The Black Man's Place in South Africa by Peter Nielsen
  8. Various changes were made to lighten the incidence of taxation on the poorer classes. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  9. Or is a remedy for it to be found, say, in a redistribution of the incidence of local taxation so as to favour well- used land as against ill- used land? – The Open Secret of Ireland by T. M. Kettle
  10. It is one of the two commands to which our Lord gave new incidence into which He put fresh meaning. – Men in the Making by Ambrose Shepherd
  11. The average incidence may be roughly put at Rs. – The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir by Sir James McCrone Douie
  12. But neither of these restraints can properly be said to constitute bondage in the sense required by Necessitarianism, because neither of them requires that the man's Will must will as it does will; they require merely that his Will should act in certain ways if it is to accomplish certain results; and to this extent only is it subject to law, or to the incidence of those external influences which help to shape our motives. – Mind and Motion and Monism by George John Romanes
  13. In this case colour is related to incidence of light, absence of colour to absence of light. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  14. It is also true that even he is not always at concert pitch; but his nerves do not relax or snap in damp or cold, as may the nerves of a race less inured through the centuries to hardship and the incidence of war. – Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front by E. W. Hornung
  15. Then she and Aunt Blin came together at a sharp angle of incidence in the middle of the room, the kindlings scattered about the carpet; and there was the corollary to the exhortation. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  16. In foreign affairs the incidence of policy is for a very long time confined to an unseen environment. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  17. Its incidence in Virginia during the first half of the seventeenth century was small, and this might be expected in view of the fact that there were few children in the colony and that most of the adults had been infected before they left the Old World. – Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699 by Thomas P. Hughes
  18. If we desire to represent the course of nature in terms of human thought, and assume that it was intended to be that which it is, we must say that its governing principle is intellectual and not moral; that it is a materialized logical process, accompanied by pleasures and pains, the incidence of which, in the majority of cases, has not the slightest reference to moral desert. – Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley
  19. Where the incidence of policy is remote, all that is essential is that the program shall be verbally and emotionally connected at the start with what has become vocal in the multitude. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann