Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “prevailing”

See all translations

prevailing

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/prɪˈveɪlɪŋ/
existing in a particular place or at a particular time: The bank said it will buy the shares at the prevailing market price.prevailing economic/market conditions The chief executive said the poor figures resulted from the prevailing economic conditions.
(Definition of prevailing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of prevailing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “prevailing” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More