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Definitions for (noun) prevalence

Main entry: prevalence Definition: the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread Usage: he was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future

Main entry: preponderance, prevalence Definition: a superiority in numbers or amount Usage: a preponderance of evidence against the defendant

Main entry: prevalence Definition: (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