Meaning of prevailing

pre•vail•ing

Pronunciation: (pri-vā'ling), [key]
— adj.
  1. predominant: prevailing winds.
  2. generally current: the prevailing opinion.
  3. having superior power or influence.
  4. effectual.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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