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Definitions of prevailing

  1. Gaining the advantage or superiority; predominant; most common or general. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. Having superior force or influence; efficacious; persuasive. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Predominant; prevalent; most general; as, the prevailing disease of a climate; a prevailing opinion. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Efficacious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Current; prevalent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Superior in power; having efficacy; predominant; prevalent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for prevailing

  1. On reaching the other side I was to get immediately in communication with the British Admiralty, and send to Washington detailed reports on prevailing conditions. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  2. Then he again looked down into the hall, where the greatest confusion was prevailing among the deputies with regard to the coming vote. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
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