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existing at a particular place and time among a group of people
英语解释:very common in a particular place or among a particular group
A prevalent belief is a belief that exists at a particular time and place among a group of people. A prevalent practice is a very common practice. A disease that is common in an area is prevalent there. 'Racial prejudices are still prevalent in certain countries.� This means that prejudices against other races are still common, and are still to be found in certain countries.
- AIDS, according to a WHO survey, is more prevalent among the developing nations than among the developed ones. This is not surprising, as the Medicare facilities in the developing countries are not satisfactory.
- That eclipses indicated evil to the kings of countries was a belief prevalent in the olden days. Almost all people believed in it.