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Meaning of “prevailing” in the English Dictionary

"prevailing" in British English

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prevailingadjective

uk   us   /prɪˈveɪ.lɪŋ/
(Definition of prevailing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prevailing" in American English

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prevailingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /prɪˈveɪ·lɪŋ/
existing and ​accepted: The prevailing ​view is that ​economicgrowth is ​likely to ​slow down.
(Definition of prevailing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"prevailing" in Business English

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prevailingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /prɪˈveɪlɪŋ/
existing in a particular ​place or at a particular ​time: The ​bank said it will ​buy the ​shares at the prevailing ​marketprice.prevailing economic/market conditions The ​chiefexecutive said the ​poorfigures resulted from the prevailing ​economicconditions.
(Definition of prevailing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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