Definition of "prevalent" []

  • Widely or commonly occurring, existing, accepted, or practiced. See Synonyms at prevailing. (adjective)
  • Widespread or current (adjective)

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  • Superior in force or power; predominant (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "prevalent" in a sentence
  • "“Complementary” is a term prevalent in England, and carries the implication that unconventional therapies can coexist side by side with mainstream medicine."
  • "The most prevalent is the "thought, word, and deed" motif, but I've also found what appear to be alliterating triads (of anatomical features, interestingly) in at least one OE prayer."
  • "How prevalent is social media (social networking sites, blogs, etc.)?"