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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?
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.
After finding that the repeal of prevailing wages in Indiana did nothing to benefit taxpayers there, a research group is planning to conduct a similar study in Wisconsin.
Continental air will be prevailing over most parts of the country.
NOTICE: The 2015-2017 Wisconsin State Budget (2015 Wisconsin Act 55) modified Wisconsin%s prevailing wage laws.
State law currently requires all contractors on publicly funded projects to pay workers the prevailing wage, which is determined by collective bargaining agreements.
The southwest monsoon (habagat) prevailing over the western section of Luzon will bring rain in parts of the country, the state weather bureau said Thursday.
A litigant should understand how the presiding court will treat a relevant foreign prevailing party fee statute since its applicability can have serious effects on the outcome of the litigation, especially for those litigants accustomed to the "American" rule where each party bears its own attorneys' fees.
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.
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.
Those laws mandate that on government construction projects, the labor component will not be subject to competitive bidding; rather, the wages paid to the various classes of construction labor are set by government officials at rates determined to prevail in the job site's locality--typically, prevailing union wages.