Prevalent vs. Prominent

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  • Prevalent (adjective)

    Widespread or preferred.

  • Prevalent (adjective)

    Superior in frequency or dominant.

  • Prominent (adjective)

    Standing out, or projecting; jutting; protuberant.

  • Prominent (adjective)

    Likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous.

  • Prominent (adjective)

    Eminent; distinguished above others.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Prevalent (adjective)

    Gaining advantage or superiority; having superior force, influence, or efficacy; prevailing; predominant; successful; victorious.

  • Prevalent (adjective)

    Most generally received or current; most widely adopted or practiced; also, generally or extensively existing; widespread; prevailing; as, a prevalent observance; prevalent disease.

  • Prominent (adjective)

    Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a prominent figure on a vase.

  • Prominent (adjective)

    Hence; Distinctly manifest; likely to attract attention from its size or position; conspicuous; as, a prominent feature of the face; a prominent building.

  • Prominent (adjective)

    Eminent; distinguished above others; as, a prominent character.

Webster Dictionary
  • Prevalent (adjective)

    encountered generally especially at the present time;

    "the prevailing opinion was that a trade war could be averted"

    "the most prevalent religion in our area"

    "speculation concerning the books author was rife"

  • Prominent (adjective)

    having a quality that thrusts itself into attention;

    "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"

    "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"

    "salient traits"

    "a spectacular rise in prices"

    "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"

    "a striking resemblance between parent and child"

  • Prominent (adjective)

    conspicuous in position or importance;

    "a big figure in the movement"

    "big man on campus"

    "he's very large in financial circles"

    "a prominent citizen"

Princeton's WordNet

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