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

predominantly (prɪˈdɒmɪnəntlɪ)
 
adv
for the most part; mostly; mainly

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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
And, of course, government contractors are predominantly clustered near the
  seat of government.
Sloth bears feed predominantly on termites and ants and employ a well-evolved
  method to dig them out.
The orientation of the dunes suggests the wind must come predominantly from the
  northwest.
People think of you predominantly as an actor, but you've done a lot of other
  things.
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