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v. pre·dom·i·nat·ed, pre·dom·i·nat·ing, pre·dom·i·nates
1. To have or gain controlling power or influence; prevail: Good predominates over evil in many literary works.
2. To be of or have greater quantity or importance; preponderate: French-speaking people predominate in Quebec.
To dominate or prevail over.
adj. (ə-nət)

[Medieval Latin praedominārī, praedomināt- : Latin prae-, pre- + Latin dominārī, to rule (from dominus, master; see dem- in Indo-European roots).]

pre·dom′i·nate·ly (-nĭt-lē) adv.
pre·dom′i·na′tion n.
pre·dom′i·na′tor n.
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Noun1.predomination - the state of being predominant over others
ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, dominance, control - the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
2.predomination - the quality of being more noticeable than anything else; "the predomination of blues gave the painting a quiet tone"
noticeability, noticeableness, obviousness, patency - the property of being easy to see and understand
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(94) It is not clear whether courts will reach qualitatively different results on the basis of a greater part requirement versus a predomination requirement.
On the contrary, the publication inequality in favor of the GN happens in spite of the predomination of GS HEIs in raw numbers.
Similarly, studies in Jordan (13) and Ireland (14) emphasize girls' predomination. In contrast, some studies among medical students stated that male students are more prevalent than females (15).
Short stature despite obesity, body composition with predomination of fat tissue, low IGF 1 levels, poor response of GH to pharmacological GH stimulation tests and decreased spontaneous GH secretion during 24 h clearly indicate GH deficiency (12).
(97.) Notice also that this zone of predomination says nothing
A thorough characterisation of this specific plasma setup is still subject to current and future projects, but preliminary measurements showed a predomination of NO and OH species in the plasma, thus supporting the hypothesis of nitrogen incorporation.
We demonstrate enhanced fecal concentration of Gal-3 in CRC patients with higher nuclear grade, poor tumor tissue differentiation, advanced TNM stage, and metastatic disease, while predomination of Gal-3 over proinflammatory cytokines in patients with advanced TNM stage and metastatic disease.
Predomination of radiation cross-linking of EOC composites with multi-walled carbon nanotubes was confirmed by gel fraction measurements.
He faults the work for the extravagance of its messianism (which he heard echoed in the leftist political rhetoric of the 1960s) yet nevertheless defends the tone of the book as a necessary corrective to bourgeois political predomination in interwar Europe (xviii ff).
There was a predomination of males (79.1%) in this subgroup compared with non-addicts to alcohol (65.9%, p = 0.05), a higher prevalence of cocaine dependency and a greater frequency of personality disorders in cluster A.
They explained low urinary levels of hepcidin by the predomination of erythroid signal in the regulation of hepcidin synthesis.