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English definition of “prevalent”

prevalent

adjective uk   /ˈprev.əl.ənt/ us  
existing very commonly or happening often: These diseases are more prevalent among young children. Trees are dying in areas where acid rain is most prevalent.Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
prevalence
noun [U] uk   /-əns/ us  
the prevalence of smoking amongst teenagersPlain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
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