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Definition of "prevalence" []

  • The condition of being prevalent. (noun)
  • Medicine The total number of cases of a disease in a given population at a specific time. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prevalence" in a sentence
  • ""Not all of the increase in prevalence is a bad thing," said Dr. Sue Kirkman, the American Diabetes Association's senior vice president of medical affairs and community information."
  • "(NSCIA) and Assembly of Moslems in Nigeria (AMIN), yesterday condemned the botched attempt by a Nigerian lad, Mallam Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, to blow up a Delta Airlines aircraft in Detroit, United States on Christmas day, blaming acts of terrorism and all forms of extreme behavioural tendencies on what it described as the prevalence of injustice in various spheres of life."
  • "Here’s the only screening question Struckman-Johnson used to access forced sex her term prevalence:"