pre dominant

predominant

[pri-dom-uh-nuhnt]
adjective
1.
having ascendancy, power, authority, or influence over others; preeminent.
2.
preponderant; prominent: a predominant trait; the predominant color of a painting.

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

predominantly, adverb

predominant, predominate.


1, 2. See dominant.
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predominant (prɪˈdɒmɪnənt)
 
adj
1.  having superiority in power, influence, etc, over others
2.  prevailing; prominent
 
pre'dominance
 
n
 
pre'dominancy
 
n

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predominant
1576, from M.Fr. prédominant (14c.), from M.L. *prædominantem, prp. of *prædominare, from L. præ- "before" + dominari "to rule" (see dominate). The verb predominate is attested from 1594.
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