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Widespread or preferred.
Middle English very strong from Latin praevalēns praevalent- present participle of praevalēre to be stronger prevail
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
pre- +"Ž -valent, From Latin praevalentem.
The custom is prevalent in today's society.
That opinion is prevalent today.
The prevalent winds, which temper the heat, are the S.E.
This attitude was still prevalent in the last Gulf war.
They held the prevalent notion of how a rock band should be.
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