prevalentness

prevalence

[prev-uh-luhns]
noun
the condition of being prevalent, or widespread: the prevalence of AIDS in developing countries.
Sometimes, prevalentness.

nonprevalence, noun
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prevalent

[prev-uh-luhnt]
adjective
1.
widespread; of wide extent or occurrence; in general use or acceptance.
2.
having the superiority or ascendancy.
3.
Archaic. effectual or efficacious.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin praevalent- (stem of praevalēns), present participle of praevalēre to prevail. See pre-, -valent

prevalence, prevalentness, noun
prevalently, adverb
nonprevalent, adjective
nonprevalently, adverb
unprevalent, adjective
unprevalently, adverb


1. common, extensive. See current.


1. rare.
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prevalent (ˈprɛvələnt)
 
adj
1.  widespread or current
2.  superior in force or power; predominant
 
[C16 (in the sense: powerful): from Latin praevalens very strong, from praevalēre: see prevail]
 
'prevalence
 
n
 
'prevalentness
 
n
 
'prevalently
 
adv

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prevalent
1570s, "having great power or force," from L. praevalentem (nom. praevalens), prp. of praevalere "to be more able" (see prevail). Meaning "extensively existing, in general use" is from 1650s.

prevalence
1590s, "fact of having mastery," from Fr. prévalence, from M.L. praevalentia, from praevalere (see prevalent). Meaning "condition of being widespread or general" is from 1713.
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prevalence prev·a·lence (prěv'ə-ləns)
n.
The total number of cases of a disease in a given population at a specific time.

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