Prevalent meaning

prĕv'ə-lənt
Widely or commonly occurring, existing, accepted, or practiced.
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Stronger, more effective, etc.; dominant.
adjective
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adjective
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The definition of prevalent is widespread, well known or in general use.

An example of prevalent is the use of a letter grading system in colleges.

adjective
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Widespread or preferred.
adjective
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3
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Origin of prevalent

  • Middle English very strong from Latin praevalēns praevalent- present participle of praevalēre to be stronger prevail
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • pre- +"Ž -valent, From Latin praevalentem.
    From Wiktionary