English dictionary

Hint: With the Firefox addon you can search this dictionary from the browsers search field.

English noun: prevalence

1. prevalence (attribute) the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread

SamplesHe was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future.

Broader (hypernym)generality

Narrower (hyponym)currency

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

Broader (hypernym)ratio

Domain categoryepidemiology

3. prevalence (attribute) a superiority in numbers or amount

SamplesA preponderance of evidence against the defendant.


Broader (hypernym)figure, number

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2020 onlineordbog.dk