[ prev-uh-luh ns ]
/ ˈprɛv ə ləns /


the condition of being prevalent, or widespread: the prevalence of AIDS in developing countries.
Sometimes prev·a·lent·ness.

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non·prev·a·lence, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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[ prĕvə-ləns ]


The total number of cases of a disease in a given population at a specific time.
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