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[ pri-dom-uh-nuhns ]


  1. the state, condition, or quality of being predominant:

    the predominance of rich people over poor people.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of predominance1

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

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Example Sentences

Though this is an older form of in-game advertising, it is still one of the most common due to its predominance in mobile gaming, where players are less likely to be distracted by another device while consuming an ad.

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It included provisions such as compulsory licensing that challenged the predominance of intellectual property rights.

Perhaps the predominance of single mothers as opposed to single fathers is also a result of social expectations.

The aristocracy's old claim for predominance in the state was abruptly discredited.

Predominance of lymphocytes (Fig. 118) generally signifies tuberculosis.

Predominance of endothelial cells, few cells of any kind being present, indicates a transudate (Fig. 119).

Predominance of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (pus-corpuscles) points to an acute infectious process (Fig. 117).

Gneiss is a similar mixture, but characterised by the predominance of mica, and by its banded structure.

His colleagues, anxious for peace and fretting under his predominance, allowed themselves to be blinded by their hopes.


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