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prevalent

prev·a·lent

prevalent

 
 
pronunciation:
pre v lnt
part of speech: adjective
definition: generally accepted; pervasive; widespread.
These surgical techniques were already prevalent at the time.That a woman's place is in the home was a prevalent attitude.
synonyms:
general, pervasive, standard, widespread
antonyms:
rare
similar words:
accepted, common, commonplace, conventional, extensive, normal, predominant, prevailing, rife, routine, ubiquitous, universal, usual
derivations: prevalently (adv.), prevalence (n.)