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prev·a·lent

 (prĕv′ə-lənt)
adj.
Widely or commonly occurring, existing, accepted, or practiced. See Synonyms at prevailing.

[Middle English, very strong, from Latin praevalēns, praevalent-, present participle of praevalēre, to be stronger; see prevail.]

prev′a·lent·ly adv.

prevalent

(ˈprɛvələnt)
adj
1. widespread or current
2. superior in force or power; predominant
[C16 (in the sense: powerful): from Latin praevalens very strong, from praevalēre: see prevail]
ˈprevalence, ˈprevalentness n
ˈprevalently adv

prev•a•lent

(ˈprɛv ə lənt)

adj.
1. widespread; of wide extent or occurrence; in general use or acceptance.
2. having the superiority or ascendancy; dominant.
3. Archaic. potent or efficacious.
[1570–80; < Latin praevalent- (s. of praevalēns), present participle of praevalēre to prevail]
prev′a•lence, n.
prev′a•lent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prevalent - most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"
frequent - coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints"

prevalent

prevalent

adjective
Most generally existing or encountered at a given time:
Translations
سائِد، شائِع
obvyklýrozšířený
almindelig
algengur; útbreiddur
yaygın/hâkim olan

prevalent

[ˈprevələnt] ADJ
1. (= dominant) → dominante
2. (= widespread) → extendido
3. (= fashionable) → de moda; (= present-day) → actual

prevalent

[ˈprɛvələnt] adj [illness, condition] → prévalent(e); [view, attitude, mentality, habit] → répandu(e); [fashion] → en vogue
the liberal atmosphere prevalent in the late 1960s
BUT l'atmosphère libérale qui prévalait dans les années soixante.l'atmosphère libérale qui était très répandue dans les années soixante

prevalent

adj (= widespread)vorherrschend, weitverbreitet, weit verbreitet; opinion, attitudegeläufig, weitverbreitet, weit verbreitet; custom, diseaseweitverbreitet, weit verbreitet; conditions, situationherrschend; fashions, stylebeliebt; that is very prevalent these daysdas ist heutzutage häufig anzutreffen

prevalent

[ˈprɛvələnt] adj (belief, disease, fashion) → diffuso/a, comune, predominante
the conditions which are prevalent in ... → le condizioni esistenti in...

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?

prevalent

adj prevalente
References in classic literature ?
In nature every species of organic being instinctively adopts and practises those acts which most conduce to the prevalence or supremacy of its kind.
From all quarters come complaints of the unusual prevalence of sleet at the higher levels.
One day during the prevalence of the excitement Saylor presented himself at the office of the Commercial for orders.
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.
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.
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.
And something did, for the next summer was made memorable by the prevalence of a mysterious disease--epidemic, endemic, or the Lord knows what, though the physicians didn't--which carried away a full half of the population.
Such prevalence had money in this family; and though the mistress would have turned away her maid for a corrupt hussy, if she had known as much as the reader, yet she was no more proof against corruption herself than poor Susan had been.
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.