predominance

[ pri-dom-uh-nuh ns ]
/ prɪˈdɒm ə nəns /

noun

the state, condition, or quality of being predominant: the predominance of the rich over the poor.

Nearby words

  1. predisposition,
  2. predistortion,
  3. prednisolone,
  4. prednisone,
  5. predoctoral,
  6. predominant,
  7. predominantly,
  8. predominate,
  9. predominately,
  10. preductal

Sometimes pre·dom·i·nan·cy.

Origin of predominance

First recorded in 1595–1605; predomin(ant) + -ance

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Word Origin and History for predominance

predominance

n.

1590s; see predominant + -ance.

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