What does prevailing mean?

Definitions for prevailing
prɪˈveɪ lɪŋpre·vail·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rife(adj)

    most frequent or common

    "prevailing winds"

Wiktionary

  1. prevailing(Adjective)

    Predominant; of greatest force.

    The prevailing opinion was for additional planning time.

  2. prevailing(Adjective)

    Prevalent, common, widespread.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prevailing

    of Prevail

  2. Prevailing(adj)

    having superior force or influence; efficacious; persuasive

  3. Prevailing(adj)

    predominant; prevalent; most general; as, the prevailing disease of a climate; a prevailing opinion

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How to say prevailing in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prevailing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prevailing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of prevailing in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Weaver:

    They wanted to make some last-minute changes to the debate. We obviously wanted to keep the format to what had been agreed to and I think people on our staff argued vigorously to that and were successful, we ended up prevailing.

  2. Ammar Ammar:

    Due to the prevailing security situation and as no system is set in place for handling dead bodies, the LRCS conduct these activities as an auxiliary to the authorities, their role is limited to the collection and transfer of dead bodies to the competent authorities.

  3. Gary Cohn:

    We are in currency wars, the prevailing view is that the easy way to stimulate economic growth is to have a low currency.

  4. Bill Vaughan:

    If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.

  5. Goldman Sachs:

    We began our discussions at a time when the prevailing view was that the 'Remain' campaign would succeed, an outcome we would have preferred and publicly supported.

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    an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
    • A. preponderance
    • B. arbalist
    • C. rung
    • D. viverrine

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