What does prevalent mean?

Definitions for prevalent
ˈprɛv ə ləntpreva·lent

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    most frequent or common

    "prevailing winds"

Wiktionary

  1. prevalent(Adjective)

    Widespread or preferred.

    Etymology: From praevalentem.

  2. prevalent(Adjective)

    Superior or dominant.

    Etymology: From praevalentem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prevalent(adj)

    gaining advantage or superiority; having superior force, influence, or efficacy; prevailing; predominant; successful; victorious

  2. Prevalent(adj)

    most generally received or current; most widely adopted or practiced; also, generally or extensively existing; widespread; prevailing; as, a prevalent observance; prevalent disease

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prevalent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prevalent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of prevalent in a Sentence

  1. Bertrand Russell:

    One of the chief obstacles to intelligence is credulity, and credulity could be enormously diminished by instructions as to the prevalent forms of mendacity. Credulity is a greater evil in the present day than it ever was before, because, owing to the growth of education, it is much easier than it used to be to spread misinformation, and, owing to democracy, the spread of misinformation is more important than in former times to the holders of power.

  2. Deputy City Attorney Kevin McConnell:

    I think there was a feeling now (that) this is going to become more prevalent, and it’s something that needs to be dealt with.

  3. Mike Leath:

    In the past ten years,we've seen an increase in opiates overall. Let's turn the calendar back a few years. We used to have these pill mills. Matter of fact, they were so prevalent a cocktail or a combination of three drugs, Xanax, hydrocodone, and Soma was actually dubbed The Houston Cocktail.

  4. David Stevenson:

    The big challenge of abuse and neglect in nursing homes is, I think, it has been persistent over a number of years, i don't think it's incredibly prevalent, but really having any abuse and neglect in nursing homes is not acceptable.

  5. Kristen Clarke:

    Advocates called for more resources from law enforcement agencies, more coordination between tech companies and transparency about their methods for stopping hategroups and better enforcement of Big Techs existing policies against extremism. During the hearing, the comments became so hateful on the YouTube livestreamthat the company disabled them. The companies that create and profit from online platforms where white supremacy is prevalent, also have a responsibility to address this crisis. We call on all online platforms to fully and fairly enforce their terms of service, and terminate purveyors of hate who violate those terms by promoting and inciting violence, we urge greater transparency by the tech sector regarding the prevalence of hateful activities on their platforms.

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