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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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This male predomination should not however lead us to epidemiological extrapolations given the small sample size.
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85, 92 (1996) ("The most decisive move, however, made by the higher power against the predomination of grudge and spite, is the establishment of the law, the imperial elucidation of what counts in [the codifier's] eyes as permitted, as just, and what counts as forbidden and unjust.
This gap could take place in cases of predomination of the evolutionary development of the technical base of manufacture.
The low ranked spheres are: the country's capacity to attract clients, keep the talents, preparedness to delegate authorizations, adoption of technologies at enterprise-level, quality of roads, GDP, predomination of foreign ownership, staff training as well as consumer sophistication.
Disease resistance breeding has attracted increasing attention in farm animal breeding globally, so the NLRP12 gene could display predomination in the progress of molecular breeding in farm animal with NSDD.