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Definition of Prevalent

Prevalent
Prevalent Prev"a*lent, a. [L. praevalens, -entis, p. pr. of praevalere. See Prevail.] 1. Gaining advantage or superiority; having superior force, influence, or efficacy; prevailing; predominant; successful; victorious. Brennus told the Roman embassadors, that prevalent arms were as good as any title. --Sir W. Raleigh. 2. Most generally received or current; most widely adopted or practiced; also, generally or extensively existing; widespread; prevailing; as, a prevalent observance; prevalent disease. This was the most received and prevalent opinion. --Woodward. Syn: Prevailing; predominant; successful; efficacious; powerful. Usage: Prevalent, Prevailing. What customarily prevails is prevalent; as, a prevalent fashion. What actually prevails is prevailing; as, the prevailing winds are west. Hence, prevailing is the livelier and more pointed word, since it represents a thing in action. It is sometimes the stronger word, since a thing may prevail sufficiently to be called prevalent, and yet require greater strength to make it actually prevailing.

Meaning of Prevalent from wikipedia

- prevalence rates for nearly 60 countries worldwide Synopsis of article on "How Prevalent Is Schizophrenia?" from Public Library of Science Prevalance of COVID-19...
- to be prevalent if it contains a prevalent Borel subset. A Borel subset of V {\displaystyle V} is said to be shy if its complement is prevalent; a non-Borel...
- for someone to have their own child. It is prevalent within several cultures and is especially prevalent within women. "'Baby fever' is a real thing...
- known as Mangal Dosh because of schwa deletion, is a Hindu superstition prevalent in India. A person born under the influence of Mars (Mangala) as per Hindu...
- institution of human communities. For example, polygamous unions are prevalent in ethnographic data and models of household communities have apparently...
- difficult to conclude how prevalent bestiality is. Zoophilia on the other hand, was estimated in one study that to be prevalent in 2% of the po****tion...
- the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years. Marcus Statius Priscus re-conquers...
- the influence of ****enistic astronomy on Vedic tradition, which became prevalent from about the 2nd century CE. There are various systems of enumerating...
- spiritual themes. At one level, it depicts a struggle between the then prevalent heterodox communities and the orthodox Brahminical tradition. At another...
- the music industry, usually with regard to record titles, where it is prevalent and leads to confusion. For example, Bad Company's first album was entitled...