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prev·a·lence

 (prĕv′ə-ləns)
n.
1. The condition of being prevalent.
2. Medicine The total number of cases of a disease in a given population at a specific time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prevalence - the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread; "he was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future"
generality - the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
currency - general acceptance or use; "the currency of ideas"
2.prevalence - (epidemiology) the ratio (for a given time period) of the number of occurrences of a disease or event to the number of units at risk in the population
epidemiology - the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
3.prevalence - a superiority in numbers or amount; "a preponderance of evidence against the defendant"
number, figure - the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand"

prevalence

noun commonness, frequency, regularity, currency, universality, ubiquity, common occurrence, pervasiveness, extensiveness, widespread presence, rampancy, rifeness the prevalence of asthma in Britain and Western Europe

prevalence

noun
Translations
إنْتِشار، شُيوع
převaha
udbredelse
elterjedtség
útbreiîsla
geçerlilikyaygınlık

prevalence

[ˈprevələns] N
1. (= dominance) → predominio m
2. (= frequency) → frecuencia f

prevalence

[ˈprɛvələns] n [illness, condition] → prévalence f

prevalence

n (= widespread occurrence)Vorherrschen nt, → weite Verbreitung; (of crime, disease)Häufigkeit f; (of fashion, style)Beliebtheit f

prevalence

[ˈprɛvələns] n (of crime, customs, attitude) → larga diffusione f; (of conditions) → prevalere m

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?

prev·a·lence

n. prevalencia, número de casos en una población afectados por la misma enfermedad en un tiempo determinado.

prevalence

n prevalencia
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The immediate cause, however, of the prevalence of supernatural stories in these parts, was doubtless owing to the vicinity of Sleepy Hollow.
The general prevalence of agricultural pursuits of a quiet and gradual nature, not requiring those periodic seasons of hurry and pressure that are called for in the business of more southern districts, makes the task of the negro a more healthful and reasonable one; while the master, content with a more gradual style of acquisition, has not those temptations to hardheartedness which always overcome frail human nature when the prospect of sudden and rapid gain is weighed in the balance, with no heavier counterpoise than the interests of the helpless and unprotected.
They are blended," said he, "I acknowledge; and, were she prosperous, I could allow much for the occasional prevalence of the ridiculous over the good.
THE tendency of the principle of legislation for States, or communities, in their political capacities, as it has been exemplified by the experiment we have made of it, is equally attested by the events which have befallen all other governments of the confederate kind, of which we have any account, in exact proportion to its prevalence in those systems.
I remark here only that it seems to owe its rise and prevalence chiefly to the confounding of a republic with a democracy, applying to the former reasonings drawn from the nature of the latter.
The elegance, propriety, regularity, harmony, and perhaps, above all, the peace and tranquillity of Mansfield, were brought to her remembrance every hour of the day, by the prevalence of everything opposite to them here.
To the prevalence of these breezes, and to the want of all leafy covert, may we also attribute the freedom from those flies and other insects so tormenting to man and beast during the summer months, in the lower plains, which are bordered and interspersed with woodland.
From all quarters come complaints of the unusual prevalence of sleet at the higher levels.
By the assistance of some rudely constructed machinery, the heavily laden basket was now carefully lowered down among the multitude; and, from the giddy pinnacle, the Romans were seen gathering confusedly round it; but owing to the vast height and the prevalence of a fog, no distinct view of their operations could be obtained.
I have heard of many things that redound to the credit of the priesthood, but the most notable matter that occurs to me now is the devotion one of the mendicant orders showed during the prevalence of the cholera last year.
Much depended upon food supply, climatic conditions, and the prevalence of animals of the more dangerous species; though Kerchak often led them on long marches for no other reason than that he had tired of remaining in the same place.
It is with inexpressible astonishment that I bear them attainted of pessimism, as if the teaching of a man whose ideal was simple goodness must mean the prevalence of evil.