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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Most frequent or common; predominant.
  • adj. Generally current; widespread.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Predominant; of greatest force.
  • adj. Prevalent, common, widespread.
  • v. Present participle of prevail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having superior force or influence; efficacious; persuasive.
  • adj. Predominant; prevalent; most general

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Predominant; having superior influence or efficiency; controlling; moving.
  • Prevalent; current; general; common.
  • Synonyms Predominant, Ruling, etc. (see prevalent), dominant, preponderating.
  • Received, established, ordinary, usual.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. most frequent or common

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