Meaning of “prevalent” in the English Dictionary

"prevalent" in British English

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prevalentadjective

uk /ˈprev.əl.ənt/ us /ˈprev.əl.ənt/

(Definition of “prevalent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prevalent" in American English

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prevalentadjective

us /ˈprev·ə·lənt/

existing commonly or happening frequently:

Drought conditions have been prevalent across the area for several years.
prevalence
noun [ U ] us /ˈprev·ə·ləns/

He was surprised by the prevalence of middle-aged women among the job seekers.

(Definition of “prevalent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"prevalent" in Business English

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prevalentadjective

uk /ˈprevələnt/ us

existing or happening often:

prevalent among sb/sth The use of feedback services is becoming more prevalent among small businesses.

(Definition of “prevalent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)