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predominance

[pri-dom-uh-nuh ns]
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noun
  1. the state, condition, or quality of being predominant: the predominance of the rich over the poor.
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Sometimes pre·dom·i·nan·cy.

Origin of predominance

First recorded in 1595–1605; predomin(ant) + -ance
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Related Words for predominance

preponderance, control, supremacy, domination, command, power

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Contemporary Examples of predominance

Historical Examples of predominance

  • The Clergy have only one idea; that is, of course, the predominance of their Church.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • They believe that their poverty, such as it is, is due to the predominance of England.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • The predominance of power was with the Catholics, and was, of course, hostile to Elizabeth.

    Queen Elizabeth

    Jacob Abbott

  • These impulses have secured the survival and the predominance of man.

    Gloria Crucis

    J. H. Beibitz

  • A survey of this period at once reveals the predominance of fiction.


Word Origin and History for predominance

n.

1590s; see predominant + -ance.

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