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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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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).
The "forest areas and natural wooded areas with predominant dense wooded formations" were grouped according to the three predominant plant species, differentiating: i) Dehesas: forest and natural areas with predomination of some generally long life-cycle species of Quercus; ii) Forests: forest and natural areas with predomination of some middle-short life-cycle species (Conifers and Eucalyptus).
They explained low urinary levels of hepcidin by the predomination of erythroid signal in the regulation of hepcidin synthesis.
In both series' simulation of astral maps and geologies, we see a purification of reality, physicality constantly confirmed by the object or material presence (pills, sand, foam rubber) but also contradicted by the gradual predomination of perception, rendered through color's extraordinary expressive force.
5 (Table 2), indicating predomination of the presence of organic contamination, biodegradable in nature (Orozco et al.
To lessen the predomination of London, a federal solution should be backed by the Labour Party to devolve power from Westminister.
He noted that a number of extremist leaders in the world were once students in the most important and largest universities in vital areas of the globe where the absence of fostering true values of human kindness has led to the predomination of technicality over innate values, and indoctrination over critical thought processes.
Milk from cows with intramammary infections may show increased numbers of immune cells, leading to a predomination of neutrophils, followed by macrophages and lymphocytes, while the number of epithelial cells remains unchanged (12,13).
It has been observed that greenfield investment continues to be a predomination entry mode of Chinese investment into Europe.
In the case of MPE, rates close to 1 indicate the predomination of disorganization, whereas rates close to 0 show a better organization (Boydell & Mcbratney, 2002).
Perhaps the greatest challenges for grain quality in Sierra Leone are likely to be at the levels of field production and processing, due to the predomination of subsistence practice at these levels [2].