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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Example sentences
Spanish is the predominant language here.
That makes loans the predominant form of financial aid.
Bobbin lace is the predominant type of lace made on Brazil's northeastern coast.
The predominant view holds that a group of tarsierlike creatures known as the
  omomyiforms spawned the anthropoids.
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