Letter grading is a prevalent system.
An example of prevalent is the use of a letter grading system in colleges.
- Rare stronger, more effective, etc.; dominant
- widely existing
- generally practiced, occurring, or accepted
Origin of prevalentClassical Latin praevalens, present participle of praevalere: see prevail
Origin of prevalentMiddle English, very strong, from Latin praeval&emacron;ns, praevalent-, present participle of praeval&emacron;re, to be stronger; see prevail.
(comparative more prevalent, superlative most prevalent)
pre- +"Ž -valent, From Latin praevalentem.