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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.
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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
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prevailing - most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"
frequent - coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints"
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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
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prevailing

adjective
1. Most generally existing or encountered at a given time:
2. Having preeminent significance:
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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
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prevailing

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

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

[prɪˈveɪlɪŋ] adj (conditions) → attuale; (belief, customs, attitude) → predominante, prevalente; (wind) → dominante
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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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References in classic literature ?
Lastly, by prevailing with Thwackum to conceal the matter for a time, he knew he should confirm an opinion of his friendship to Jones, which he had greatly laboured to establish in Mr Allworthy.
A few months ago I was at the old home, and I read that book again, after not looking at it for more than thirty years; and I read it with amazement at its prevailing artistic vulgarity, its prevailing aesthetic error shot here and there with gleams of light, and of the truth that Reade himself was always dimly groping for.
See Servicios Comerciales Andinos, 145 F.3d 463 (acknowledging the split in authority over the legal treatment of foreign prevailing party attorneys' fee statutes).
Since PAGASA declared the onset of dry season, the prevailing weather system has been the easterlies, or the warm and humid air coming from the Pacific Ocean.
The House Education and Workforce Committee's Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing to examine the Department of Labor's (DOL) implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act, specifically concerning a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that found poor data is being used to set prevailing wage rates.
However, in Massachusetts we are mandated to pay prevailing wage rates for any type of construction, as well as other types of projects paid for using public funds.
One glaring exception to the general rule favoring competition is "prevailing wage" laws.
Construction projects do not become public works, and private contractors do not become public bodies, through TIF financing so as to require laborers to be paid the prevailing wage under the Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/0.01 et seq, a panel of the Illinois Appellate Court's Fourth District has held.
2353 Z 00 Z 01 Z CIG PREVAILING 130 UNL UNL TEMPO VSBY PREVAILING 10SM P6SM P6SM TEMPO PCPN PREVAILING TEMPO WIND PREVAILING 170 [degrees] 160 [degrees] 160 [degrees] TEMPO 11KT 10KT 10KT CROSS WIND FOR RUNWAY 15/33 SUSTAINED 3KT 1KT 1KT 02 Z 03 Z 04 Z CIG PREVAILING UNL UNL UNL TEMPO VSBY PREVAILING P6SM P6SM P6SM TEMPO PCPN PREVAILING TEMPO WIND PREVAILING 160 [degrees] 160 [degrees] 160 [degrees] TEMPO 10KT 10KT 10KT TEMPO CROSS WIND FOR RUNWAY 15/33 SUSTAINED 1KT 1KT 1KT 05 Z 06 CIG PREVAILING 015 01 TEMPO VSBY PREVAILING P6SM P6SM TEMPO PCPN PREVAILING TEMPO WIND PREVAILING 150 [degrees] 150 [degrees] TEMPO 06KT 06KT CROSS WIND FOR RUNWAY 15/33 SUSTAINED 0KT 0KT
Under IRC section 7430 (c)(4), a taxpayer who is the prevailing party can recover reasonable litigation costs.
The Service Contract Act requires Labor to determine prevailing local wages for service employees working on federal contracts, but the Government Accountability Office found the wage directory has not been revised since 1993, although there have been piecemeal updates.
Non-profits are not exempt from paying prevailing wages to employees or from following OSHA regulations if they employ at least one person.