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pre·dom·i·nant

 (prĭ-dŏm′ə-nənt)
adj.
1. Having the most importance, influence, or force: the predominant theory in the field.
2. Most common or conspicuous; main or prevalent: "Egrets, gulls and small mammals are the predominant wildlife on the island these days" (Dan McCoubrey).

[Medieval Latin praedomināns, praedominant-, present participle of praedominārī, to predominate; see predominate.]

pre·dom′i·nant·ly adv.

predominant

(prɪˈdɒmɪnənt)
adj
1. having superiority in power, influence, etc, over others
2. prevailing; prominent
preˈdominance, preˈdominancy n

pre•dom•i•nant

(prɪˈdɒm ə nənt)

adj.
1. having ascendancy, power, authority, or influence over others; preeminent.
2. preponderant; prominent: the predominant color of a painting.
[1570–80; < Medieval Latin]
pre•dom′i•nant•ly, adv.
syn: See dominant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.predominant - most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"
frequent - coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints"
2.predominant - having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"

predominant

adjective
1. main, chief, prevailing, notable, paramount, prevalent, preponderant Amanda's predominant emotion was one of confusion.
2. principal, leading, important, prime, controlling, ruling, chief, capital, primary, supreme, prominent, superior, dominant, sovereign, top-priority, ascendant He played a predominant role in shaping French economic policy
principal minor, secondary, subordinate, inferior, unimportant, uninfluential

predominant

adjective
1. Having preeminent significance:
2. Most generally existing or encountered at a given time:
Translations
سائِد، مُسَيْطِر
převažujícípřevládající
dominerendefremherskende
túlnyomótúlsúlyban levõuralkodó
ráîandi

predominant

[prɪˈdɒmɪnənt] ADJ [role, opinion, image] → predominante, preponderante; [flavour, colour] → predominante
the disease is much more predominant in womenla enfermedad es mucho más predominante en las mujeres

predominant

[prɪˈdɒmɪnənt] adjprédominant(e)
to become predominant → devenir prédominant

predominant

adj (= most prevalent) idea, theoryvorherrschend; (= dominating) person, animalbeherrschend; to be predominant in somethingüberwiegend in etw sein; those things which are predominant in your lifedie Dinge, die in Ihrem Leben von größter Bedeutung sind; he was the predominant member of the grouper war in der Gruppe tonangebend

predominant

[prɪˈdɒmɪnənt] adjpredominante

predominate

(priˈdomineit) verb
to be the stronger or greater in amount, size, number etc. In this part of the country industry predominates (over agriculture).
preˈdominant adjective
stronger, more numerous, more noticeable etc. The English language is predominant in America.
preˈdominantly adverb
preˈdominance noun

predominant

a. predominante.
References in classic literature ?
The sportive sunlight -- feebly sportive, at best, in the predominant pensiveness of the day and scene -- withdrew itself as they came nigh, and left the spots where it had danced the drearier, because they had hoped to find them bright.
Having, naturally, an organization in which the morale was strongly predominant, together with a greater breadth and cultivation of mind than obtained among his companions, he was looked up to with great respect, as a sort of minister among them; and the simple, hearty, sincere style of his exhortations might have edified even better educated persons.
The charm of adventure sweetens that sensation, the glow of pride warms it; but then the throb of fear disturbs it; and fear with me became predominant when half-an-hour elapsed and still I was alone.
Round the central figure in the narrative other characters will be found grouped, in sharp contrast -- contrast, for the most part, in which I have endeavored to make the element of humor mainly predominant.
I Know that these gratifying social ends were so invariably accomplished, that Herbert and I understood nothing else to be referred to in the first standing toast of the society: which ran "Gentlemen, may the present promotion of good feeling ever reign predominant among the Finches of the Grove.
Nothing could be more gracefully majestic than his step and manner, had they not been marked by a predominant air of haughtiness, easily acquired by the exercise of unresisted authority.
Those in whom the faculty of reason is predominant, and who most skillfully dispose their thoughts with a view to render them clear and intelligible, are always the best able to persuade others of the truth of what they lay down, though they should speak only in the language of Lower Brittany, and be wholly ignorant of the rules of rhetoric; and those whose minds are stored with the most agreeable fancies, and who can give expression to them with the greatest embellishment and harmony, are still the best poets, though unacquainted with the art of poetry.
Commerce has been for ages the predominant pursuit of that country.
The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality; yet there is, perhaps, no legislative act in which greater opportunity and temptation are given to a predominant party to trample on the rules of justice.
Oppressed, as I certainly was, upon the occurrence of the second and most extraordinary coincidence, by a thousand conflicting sensations, in which wonder and extreme terror were predominant, I still retained sufficient presence of mind to avoid exciting, by any observation, the sensitive nervousness of my companion.
His mouth was large, and the lips, which had not yet regained their color, were particularly thin; in fact, the deep and crafty look, giving a predominant expression to the child's face, belonged rather to a boy of twelve or fourteen than to one so young.
With this view of the times predominant among the tradespeople at Grimworth, their uncertainty concerning the nature of the business which the sallow-complexioned stranger was about to set up in the vacant shop, naturally gave some additional strength to the fears of the less sanguine.