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prevalence

noun

1 prevalence

The quality of prevailing generally; being widespread.

Roget 78: generality, generalization; universality; catholicity, catholicism; miscellany, miscellaneousness; dragnet; common run; worldwideness.    everyone, everybody; all hands, all the world and his wife; ... show more

Roget 613: habit, habitude; assuetude, assuefaction, wont; run, way.    common state of things, general state of things, natural state of things, ordinary state of things, ordinary course of things, ordinary run of things; matter of course; ... show more

2 prevalence

epidemiology The ratio (for a given time period) of the number of occurrences of a disease or event to the number of units at risk in the population.

Dutch: prevalentie
Polish: chorobowość

3 prevalence

A superiority in numbers or amount.

synonym: preponderance.

Roget 33: superiority, majority; greatness etc. 31; advantage; pull; preponderance, preponderation; vantage ground, prevalence, partiality; personal superiority; nobility ... show more

Roget 175: influence; importance etc. 642; weight, pressure, preponderance, prevalence, sway; predominance, predominancy; ascendency; dominance, reign; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abundance, acceptance, accustomedness, affluence, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, ascendancy, avalanche, averageness, bon ton, bonanza, bountifulness, bountiousness, bumper crop, common occurrence, commonality, commonness, commonplaceness, confirmedness ... show more.

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