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predominance

[pri-dom-uh-nuh ns] /prɪˈdɒm ə nəns/
noun
1.
the state, condition, or quality of being predominant:
the predominance of the rich over the poor.
Also, predominancy.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; predomin(ant) + -ance
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  • Hence the predominance of vintage models on the streets.
  • The new predominance of intellectual property in technology industries is fed by a number of broader industry trends.
  • The reason no longer lies, as it did for two centuries, in opera's predominance as public entertainment.
  • Roosters far outnumber spaniels, and spare tires and rusting appliances vie for scenic predominance.
  • In spite of its predominance in the industry, in many ways silicon is a lousy material for solar cells.
  • The portal's predominance has not gone unnoticed by mental health advocates.
Word Origin and History for predominance
n.

1590s; see predominant + -ance.

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