What does prevailing mean?

Definitions for prevailing
prɪˈveɪ lɪŋpre·vail·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rifeadjective

    most frequent or common

    "prevailing winds"

Wiktionary

  1. prevailingadjective

    Predominant; of greatest force.

    The prevailing opinion was for additional planning time.

  2. prevailingadjective

    Prevalent, common, widespread.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prevailing

    of Prevail

  2. Prevailingadjective

    having superior force or influence; efficacious; persuasive

  3. Prevailingadjective

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

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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. Kim Jong:

    The prevailing situation where a great war for national reunification is at hand requires all the KPA (Korean People's Army) units to become (elite) Guard Units fully prepared for war politically and ideologically, in military technique and materially.

  2. Alistair McLean:

    Mountains and favorable prevailing winds combine to create some of northern Scandinavia's most cloud-free skies.

  3. 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.

  4. Lucio Mozzo:

    I think fear is prevailing. It is fomented by what people hear about crime, and they ask questions like 'how do we manage these people? What will they do? How long will they stay?'.

  5. Royal Dutch Shell:

    The evaluation concluded that for Shell, the development of the project does not fit with the company's strategy, particularly in the economic climate prevailing in the energy industry.

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