- the condition of being prevalent, or widespread: the prevalence of AIDS in developing countries.
Examples from the Web for prevalence
Prevalence depends on context, and sometimes unique advantages outweigh the genetic costs.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family
December 29, 2014
Part of the problem is that its prevalence was equally as fleeting as a smile itself.The French Court’s Royal Ban on Smiles
December 14, 2014
It highlights—and exaggerates—the prevalence of GMOs in other sections of your grocery store.Whole Foods' Anti-GMO Swindle
September 15, 2014
The third-most common type of primary headache, cluster headaches, has a prevalence ofHow to Destroy Your Headaches
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
June 23, 2014
The new data bolsters pre-existing concerns about the prevalence of teen use of e-cigarettes.Teens Are Huge Buyers of Flavored E-Cigs, Studies Show
June 16, 2014
But the animals not being able to bear the prevalence of light, died.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
It is not a mere question of wisdom or of taste, this prevalence and idolatry of dogs.
It has even been denied that the prevalence of Neo-Malthusian practices counts at all.The Task of Social Hygiene
There is a human reason for the existence of the concept and for its prevalence in the church.Herein is Love
Reuel L. Howe
How far its prevalence ever extended, or what ground it has lost, I know not.A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland
Word Origin and History for prevalence
1590s, "fact of having mastery," from Middle French prévalence (15c.), from Late Latin praevalentia, from praevalens, present participle of praevalere (see prevalent). Meaning "condition of being widespread or general" is from 1713.
- The total number of cases of a disease in a given population at a specific time.