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English definition of “prevalent”

prevalent

adjective
 
 
/ˈprevələnt/
existing a lot in a particular group, area, or at a particular time: These diseases are more prevalent among young children.Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
prevalence
 
 
/ˈprevələns/ noun [U]
the large amount of something in a particular group, area, or at a particular time: the prevalence of smoking among teenagersPlain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
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