Definition of prevalence in English:

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prevalence

Pronunciation: /ˈprɛv(ə)l(ə)ns/
/ˈprɛvəl(ə)ns/ /ˈprɛvələns/

noun

[mass noun]
The fact or condition of being prevalent; commonness: the prevalence of obesity in adults
More example sentences
  • Ireland currently has the highest prevalence of asthma in Europe and it is still on the increase.
  • Average HIV prevalences in the adult population of most sub-Saharan African countries are 25 percent.
  • They also declined in prevalence as the population became more urban than rural.
Synonyms
commonness, currency, widespread presence, generality, pervasiveness, universality, extensiveness, ubiquity, ubiquitousness;
rampancy, rifeness;
frequency, regularity;
familiarity, acceptance;
popularity, fashionableness
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