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pre·vail·ing

 (prĭ-vā′lĭng)
adj.
1. Generally current; widespread: the prevailing attitude.
2. Blowing usually or most frequently from a given direction: a prevailing easterly wind.

pre·vail′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: prevailing, prevalent, current
These adjectives denote what exists or is encountered generally at a particular time. Prevailing applies to what is most frequent or common at a certain time or in a certain place: took a poll to find the prevailing opinion. Prevalent suggests widespread existence or occurrence but does not imply predominance: a belief that was prevalent in the Middle Ages. Current often stresses the present time and is frequently applied to what is subject to frequent change: current psychoanalytic theories.

prevailing

(prɪˈveɪlɪŋ)
adj
1. generally accepted; widespread: the prevailing opinion.
2. most frequent or conspicuous; predominant: the prevailing wind is from the north.
preˈvailingly adv

pre•vail•ing

(prɪˈveɪ lɪŋ)

adj.
1. most frequent; predominant: prevailing winds.
2. generally current: the prevailing opinion.
3. having superior power or influence.
[1580–90]
pre•vail′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prevailing - most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"
frequent - coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints"

prevailing

adjective
1. widespread, general, established, popular, common, set, current, usual, ordinary, fashionable, in style, customary, prevalent, in vogue individuals who have gone against the prevailing opinion
2. predominating, ruling, main, existing, principal the prevailing weather conditions in the area

prevailing

adjective
1. Most generally existing or encountered at a given time:
2. Having preeminent significance:
Translations
سائِدشائِع، سائِد
běžnýpanujícípřevládající
almindeligdominerendemest hyppige
ráîandiríkjandi
düzenliher zaman olanyaygın

prevailing

[prɪˈveɪlɪŋ] ADJ [opinion, wind] → predominante; [price] → imperante
the prevailing fashionla moda actual, la moda reinante
under prevailing conditionsbajo las condiciones actuales

prevailing

[prɪˈveɪlɪŋ] adj
[winds] → dominant(e)
[view, opinion, attitudes] → le plus répandu or la plus répandue

prevailing

adj
(= current) fashion, conditionsderzeitig, derzeit herrschend, aktuell; opinionaktuell, (vor)herrschend; the prevailing wisdomdie vorherrschende or derzeitige Überzeugung
windvorherrschend

prevailing

[prɪˈveɪlɪŋ] adj (conditions) → attuale; (belief, customs, attitude) → predominante, prevalente; (wind) → dominante

prevail

(priˈveil) verb
1. (with over or against) to win or succeed. With God's help we shall prevail over sin and wickedness; Truth must prevail in the end.
2. to be most usual or common. This mistaken belief still prevails in some parts of the country.
preˈvailing adjective
1. most frequent. The prevailing winds are from the west.
2. common or widespread at the present time. the prevailing mood of discontent among young people.
prevalent (ˈprevələnt) adjective
common; widespread. Lung diseases used to be prevalent among miners.
prevalence (ˈprevələns) noun
prevail on/upon
to persuade. Can I prevail on you to stay for supper?
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It then goes into greater detail about administration of the act, especially with respect to the prevailingness of job titles or characterization of work, the presumptive singularity of union wage rates by craft and class, and the creation and extension of determination rates.