- having ascendancy, power, authority, or influence over others; preeminent.
- preponderant; prominent: a predominant trait; the predominant color of a painting.
Origin of predominant
1, 2. See dominant.
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Examples from the Web for predominantly
But for shows that are predominantly acrobatics, often the majority of the performers are Russian.A Backstage Love Affair With Cirque du Soleil
December 1, 2014
A photo of the most recent professional tournament showed a fully male, predominantly white, t-shirt and cargo-shorts-clad top 8.Is ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Immune to GamerGate Misogyny?
October 29, 2014
Dear White People takes place on the predominantly white campus of a fictional college with an Ivy League-leaning legacy.‘Dear White People’ Is the Race Movie America Didn’t Know It Needed
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UNRWA is funded by voluntary contributions, but Arab and predominantly Islamic nations are rarely among the top donors.War of Words Between Israel and UN Continues
August 10, 2014
Latta, home to the historic Catfish Creek Baptist Church, is a predominantly white town of 1,500 in Dillon County.South Carolina Town Loves Its Lesbian Police Chief
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American formal culture is, and has been, from the beginning, predominantly English.The American Mind
The animal, predominantly, desires the good of self: the Divine, the good of others.Gloria Crucis
J. H. Beibitz
Their fancy was, predominantly, for the bizarre and the extravagant.History of Phoenicia
Seitz recognises 75 species of which about a dozen are predominantly white.Mimicry in Butterflies
Reginald Crundall Punnett
The religion was predominantly a worship of gods, rather than of spirits.The Heroic Age
H. Munro Chadwick
- for the most part; mostly; mainly
- having superiority in power, influence, etc, over others
- prevailing; prominent
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Word Origin and History for predominantly
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