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Prevalence vs. Prominence

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Prevalencenoun

The quality or condition of being prevalent; wide extension or spread.

Prominencenoun

The state of being prominent: widely known or eminent.

Prevalencenoun

(epidemiology) The total number of cases of a disease in a given statistical population at a given time, divided by the number of individuals in that population.

Prominencenoun

Relative importance.

Prevalencenoun

The quality or condition of being prevalent; superior strength, force, or influence; general existence, reception, or practice; wide extension; as, the prevalence of virtue, of a fashion, or of a disease; the prevalence of a rumor.

‘The duke better knew what kind of argument were of prevalence with him.’;

Prominencenoun

A bulge: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form.

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Prevalencenoun

the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread;

‘he was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future’;

Prominencenoun

(topography) Autonomous height; relative height or prime factor; a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains.

Prevalencenoun

(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

Prominencenoun

The quality or state of being prominent; a standing out from something; conspicuousness.

Prevalencenoun

a superiority in numbers or amount;

‘there is a preponderance of Blacks in our prisons’;

Prominencenoun

That which is prominent; a protuberance.

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Prevalence

In epidemiology, prevalence is the proportion of a particular population found to be affected by a medical condition (typically a disease or a risk factor such as smoking or seatbelt use) at a specific time. It is derived by comparing the number of people found to have the condition with the total number of people studied and is usually expressed as a fraction, a percentage, or the number of cases per 10,000 or 100,000 people.

Prominencenoun

the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent

Prominencenoun

relative importance

Prominencenoun

something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form

Prominencenoun

the state of being important, famous, or noticeable

‘she came to prominence as an artist in the 1960s’; ‘the commission gave the case a prominence which it might otherwise have escaped’;

Prominencenoun

the fact or state of projecting from something

‘radiographs showed enlargement of the right heart with prominence of the pulmonary outflow tract’;

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Prominencenoun

a thing that projects from something, such as a projecting feature of the landscape or a protuberance on a part of the body

‘the steep, rocky prominence resembled a snow-capped mountain’;

Prominencenoun

a stream of incandescent gas projecting above the sun's chromosphere.

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