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. Chief Executive Karen Katz:

    The prevailing sentiment across retailing is that the customer has less interest in shopping in stores, whether it be traditional department stores or other luxury specialty stores.

  2. Jeffrey Olson:

    I’m not talking about car or truck traffic but pollutants that are transported by prevailing winds, for example, pollutants from a coal-fired electrical generating station are carried by prevailing winds long distances away from the plant and have an effect on air quality in a national park or other area downwind from that plant.

  3. Scott DesJarlais:

    We were pressured under what looked to be a bad deal, we walked away, and now cooler heads are prevailing. We're discussing this the way we should without a deadline, and we'll bring it back when its right. i know what my relationship with the White House is with Tom Price is, Mick Mulvaney, Mike Pence and Donald Trump so I am not gonna get all hung up about a tweet.

  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. Harry Shann at Logic Investments:

    A cautious mood is prevailing for now.

Images & Illustrations of prevailing

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