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prevalence

[′prev·ə·ləns]
(genetics)
The frequency with which a medical condition is found in specific population at a specific time.
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I do not hesitate to say, that those who call themselves Abolitionists should at once effectually withdraw their support, both in person and property, from the government of Massachusetts, and not wait till they constitute a majority of one, before they suffer the right to prevail through them.
It is easy to see that this problem alone, as often as it should occur, would open a wide field for the exercise of factious views, of partiality, and of oppression, in the majority that happened to prevail in the national council.
Nor, in many cases, can such an adjustment be made at all without taking into view indirect and remote considerations, which will rarely prevail over the immediate interest which one party may find in disregarding the rights of another or the good of the whole.
and even in London (where Mr Nickleby dwelt in those days) but few complaints prevail, of the population being scanty.
In reality, Blifil had taken some pains to prevail with the parson, and to prevent the discovery at that time; for which he had many reasons.
Whether this be true or not, I cannot prevail upon myself to become his accuser--and I think with good reason.
Domestic government is a monarchy, for that is what prevails in every house; but a political state is the government of free men and equals.
Among the innumerable categories applicable to the phenomena of human life one may discriminate between those in which substance prevails and those in which form prevails.
Mainly sunny and clear skies are expected to prevail on Wednesday and temperature is anticipated to further slightly rise.
In Balochistan and Kashmir same weather condition would prevail in most parts during same time span.
Foggy conditions likely to prevail over plain areas of Punjab during night/morning hours.
During a Prevail CU special meeting last week, 89% of members voted in favor merging with Harborstone Credit Union, the credit unions said in an announcement.