prevalence

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noun prev·a·lence \ ˈpre-və-lən(t)s , ˈprev-lən(t)s \

Definition of prevalence

1 :the quality or state of being prevalent
2 :the degree to which something is prevalent; especially :the percentage of a population that is affected with a particular disease at a given time

Examples of prevalence in a Sentence

  1. the prevalence of rumors when hard information is withheld from the public

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First Known Use of prevalence

1682


PREVALENCE Defined for Kids

prevalence

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noun prev·a·lence \ ˈpre-və-ləns \

Definition of prevalence for Students

:the state of happening, being accepted, or being practiced often or over a wide area

Medical Dictionary

prevalence

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noun prev·a·lence \ ˈprev(-ə)-lən(t)s \

medical Definition of prevalence

:the percentage of a population that is affected with a particular disease at a given time — compare incidence 2b


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