Intended for, applying to, or acting on a particular thing:
implies rapidly increasing prevalence and often connotes excitement or alarm rumors about war were rife
implies widespread occurrence or acceptance but does not now connote the predominance of
a prevalent belief
refers to that which is commonly accepted or in general usage at the time specified or, if unspecified, at the present time a pronunciation current in the 18th century
applies to that which leads all others in acceptance, usage, belief, etc. at a given time and in a given place a prevailing practice
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Agriculture is the prevailing industry of Manitoba.
In India the prevailing gauge is 5 ft.
Israel's faithlessness is shown in idolatry and the prevailing corruption of the high places in which the old Canaanite Baal was worshipped instead of Yahweh.
But in 1908, owing to the prevailing want of trained soldiers in France, it was proposed to set free the white troops in Algeria by applying the principles of universal service to the natives, as in Tunis.