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Definition 1: the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where prevalence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future

(prevalence is a kind of ...) the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability

(... is a kind of prevalence ) general acceptance or use

"the currency of ideas"

Definition 2: a superiority in numbers or amount - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where prevalence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a preponderance of evidence against the defendant

Synonyms for prevalence in the sense of this definition

(prevalence is a kind of ...) the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals

"the number of parameters is small" "the figure was about a thousand"

Definition 3: (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 - [noun denoting linkdef]

(prevalence is a kind of ...) the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

(prevalence belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease

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