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prevailing

  

      adj  
1    generally accepted; widespread  
the prevailing opinion     
2    most frequent or conspicuous; predominant  
the prevailing wind is from the north     
  prevailingly      adv  
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prevailing

  
1    common, current, customary, established, fashionable, general, in style, in vogue, ordinary, popular, prevalent, set, usual, widespread  
2    dominant, influential, main, operative, predominating, preponderating, principal, ruling  

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