Definition of prevalent in English:

prevalent

Line breaks: preva|lent
Pronunciation: /ˈprɛv(ə)l(ə)nt
 
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adjective

[attributive]

Derivatives

prevalently

adverb
More example sentences
  • It seems unnecessary for alcohol to infiltrate every single aspect of life quite so prevalently when many of the kids in class can't even legally buy alcohol.
  • As you'd expect, the audience was prevalently female - the stampede for the loos during the intermission was a sight to see - but that wasn't a big deal.
  • During the same period, this area of Italian Catholicism underwent enormous transformation, changing from a prevalently formal unified pattern to a prevalently pluralistic movement pattern.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin praevalent- 'having greater power', from the verb praevalere (see prevail).

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