predominant

[ pri-dom-uh-nuh nt ]
/ prɪˈdɒm ə nənt /

adjective

having ascendancy, power, authority, or influence over others; preeminent.
preponderant; prominent: a predominant trait; the predominant color of a painting.

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Origin of predominant

1570–80; < Medieval Latin praedominant- (stem of praedomināns), present participle of praedominārī to predominate. See pre-, dominant

synonym study for predominant

1, 2. See dominant.

OTHER WORDS FROM predominant

pre·dom·i·nant·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH predominant

predominant predominate
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British Dictionary definitions for predominantly (1 of 2)

predominantly
/ (prɪˈdɒmɪnəntlɪ) /

adverb

for the most part; mostly; mainly

British Dictionary definitions for predominantly (2 of 2)

predominant
/ (prɪˈdɒmɪnənt) /

adjective

having superiority in power, influence, etc, over others
prevailing; prominent

Derived forms of predominant

predominance or predominancy, noun
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