prevalence

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

Definition of prevalence

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being prevalent

  2. 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

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PREVALENCE Defined for Kids

prevalence

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noun prev·a·lence \ˈpre-və-ləns\

Definition of prevalence for Students

  1. :  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

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



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