prevalent

  • 1 Prevalent — Prev a*lent, a. [L. praevalens, entis, p. pr. of praevalere. See {Prevail}.] 1. Gaining advantage or superiority; having superior force, influence, or efficacy; prevailing; predominant; successful; victorious. [1913 Webster] Brennus told the… …

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  • 2 prevalent — PREVALÉNT, Ă, prevalenţi, te, adj. (livr.) De importanţă majoră. ♦ Predominant. – Din lat. praevalens, tis, engl. prevalent. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 13.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  PREVALÉNT adj. v. predominant. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa …

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  • 3 prevalent — prev‧a‧lent [ˈprevlənt] adjective frequent or common at a particular time or in a particular situation: • Sexual harassment is prevalent in the workplace. • the most prevalent mistakes made by individual investors * * * prevalent UK US… …

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  • 4 prévalent — ⇒PRÉVALENT, ENTE, adj. [En parlant d un inanimé abstr.] Qui prévaut, qui prédomine. Idéologie prévalente. L idée même de concurrence, dans une société civilisée, ne se forme pas sans l idée antécédente et prévalente de coopération (PERROUX, Écon …

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  • 5 prévalent — prévalent, ente (entrée créée par le supplément) (pré va lan, lan t ) adj. Qui prévaut, qui prédomine. •   La science joue dans le monde un rôle de plus en plus prévalent, É. LITTRÉ la Philosophie positive, janvier février 1875, p. 119 …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 6 prevalent — [adj1] accepted, widespread accustomed, common, commonplace, current, customary, established, everyday, extensive, faddy, frequent, general, habitual, in use, latest*, latest word*, leading edge*, natural, new, normal, now*, ongoing, popular,… …

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  • 7 prevalent — I adjective abundant, accepted, accustomary, accustomed, all embracing, ascendant, catholic, characteristic, chief, colloquial, common, commonplace, conformable, conventional, current, customary, dominant, epidemic, established, everyday,… …

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  • 8 prevalent — early 15c., having great power or force, from L. praevalentem (nom. praevalens), prp. of praevalere to be more able (see PREVAIL (Cf. prevail)). Meaning extensively existing, in general use is from 1650s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 prevalent — *prevailing, rife, current Analogous words: *common, ordinary, familiar: pervading, impregnating, saturating (see PERMEATE): *usual, wonted, accustomed, customary prevaricate *lie, equivocate, palter, fib Analogous words: evade, elude, *escape …

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  • 10 prevalent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ widespread in a particular area at a particular time. DERIVATIVES prevalence noun. ORIGIN from Latin praevalere (see PREVAIL(Cf. ↑prevailing)) …

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  • 11 prevalent — [prev′ə lənt] adj. [L praevalens, prp. of praevalere: see PREVAIL] 1. Rare stronger, more effective, etc.; dominant 2. a) widely existing b) generally practiced, occurring, or accepted SYN. PREVAILING prevalence [prev′ələns] …

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  • 12 prevalent — adjective opposition to the war is prevalent Syn: widespread, prevailing, frequent, usual, common, current, popular, general, universal; endemic, rampant, rife Ant: rare •• prevalent, prevailing, abundant, plentiful, rife, copious, common Wild …

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  • 13 prevalent — [[t]pre̱vələnt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ A condition or belief that is prevalent is common. This condition is more prevalent in women than in men... Smoking is becoming increasingly prevalent among younger women... The prevalent view is… …

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  • 14 prevalent — prev|a|lent [ˈprevələnt] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of praevalere; PREVAIL] common at a particular time, in a particular place, or among a particular group of people prevalent in/among etc ▪ Solvent abuse is… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 prevalent — prev|a|lent [ prevələnt ] adjective very common in a particular place or among a particular group: This negative attitude is surprisingly prevalent among young boys. the prevalent diseases in western society …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 prevalent — adjective common at a particular time or in a particular place (+ in/among etc): Solvent abuse is especially prevalent among younger teenagers. | prevalent attitudes prevalence noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 prevalent — UK [ˈprevələnt] / US adjective very common in a particular place or among a particular group This negative attitude is surprisingly prevalent among young boys. the prevalent diseases in Western society …

    English dictionary

  • 18 prevalent — adjective Etymology: Latin praevalent , praevalens very powerful, from present participle of praevalēre Date: 1576 1. archaic powerful 2. being in ascendancy ; dominant 3. generally or widely accepted, practiced, or favored ; widespread •… …

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  • 19 prevalent — prevalence, prevalentness, n. prevalently, adv. /prev euh leuhnt/, adj. 1. widespread; of wide extent or occurrence; in general use or acceptance. 2. having the superiority or ascendancy. 3. Archaic. effectual or efficacious. [1570 80; < L… …

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  • 20 prevalent — adjective a) widespread, preferred method b) superior, dominant …

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