Prevalence definition

prĕvə-ləns
(medicine) The total number of cases of a disease in a given population at a specific time.
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(medicine) The total number of cases of a disease in a given population at a specific time.
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The quality or condition of being prevalent; superior strength, force, or influence; general existence, reception, or practice; wide extension; as the prevalence of virtue, of a fashion, or of a disease; the prevalence of a rumor.
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(epidemiology) The total number of cases of a disease in the given statistical population at a given time.
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(epidemiology) The total number of cases of a disease in the given statistical population at a given time, divided by the number of individuals in the population.
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The condition of being prevalent.
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The condition of being prevalent.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
prevalence
Plural:
prevalences