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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 ?
A similar superstition was once prevalent, as I have heard, in ancient Greece and Rome; not applying, however (as in India), to a diamond devoted to the service of a god, but to a semi-transparent stone of the inferior order of gems, supposed to be affected by the lunar influences--the moon, in this latter case also, giving the name by which the stone is still known to collectors in our own time.
Straight lines are too prevalent - too uninterruptedly continued - or clumsily interrupted at right angles.
Of course I reformed my prose style, which had been carefully modelled upon that of Goldsmith and Irving, and began to write in the manner of Macaulay, in short, quick sentences, and with the prevalent use of brief Anglo-Saxon words, which he prescribed, but did not practise.
But, independent of these inducements to war, which are more prevalent in absolute monarchies, but which well deserve our attention, there are others which affect nations as often as kings; and some of them will on examination be found to grow out of our relative situation and circumstances.
It shows that at last a reasonable and steady view of the matter is becoming prevalent among us.
This peculiar felicity of situation has, in a great degree, contributed to preserve the liberty which that country to this day enjoys, in spite of the prevalent venality and corruption.
Hence, in every family of position and consideration, "back motion" is as prevalent as time itself; and the husbands and sons in these households enjoy immunity at least from invisible attacks.
In other respects, she was in perfect harmony with the prevalent feeling.
Despite my two disastrous experiences, here was John Barleycorn, prevalent and accessible everywhere in the community, luring and drawing me.
The oldest inhabitants recollected no period at which measles had been so prevalent, or so fatal to infant existence; and many were the mournful processions which little Oliver headed, in a hat-band reaching down to his knees, to the indescribable admiration and emotion of all the mothers in the town.
They echoed the prevalent sentiment of the moment; and they gave the solo-talker time to fetch his breath.
For as in this world, head winds are far more prevalent than winds from astern (that is, if you never violate the Pythagorean maxim), so for the most part the Commodore on the quarter-deck gets his atmosphere at second hand from the sailors on the forecastle.