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PREVALENCE





Definition:

  1. [noun] the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread; "he was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future"

  2. [noun] (epidemiology) the ratio (for a given time period) of the number of occurrences of a disease or event to the number of units at risk in the population

  3. [noun] a superiority in numbers or amount; "there is a preponderance of Blacks in our prisons"
    Synonyms: preponderance

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