Predominance
Predominance Pre*dom"i*nance, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]dominance.] 1. The quality or state of being predominant; superiority; ascendency; prevalence; predomination. [1913 Webster]

The predominance of conscience over interest. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. (Astrol.) The superior influence of a planet. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • prédominance — (pré do mi nan s ) s. f. Action de ce qui prédomine. •   La prédominance des vents méridionaux et occidentaux durant l hiver, RAMOND Inst. Mém. scienc. 1808, p. 140. •   Depuis la naissance de l enfant jusqu à l âge de quatorze ans, le volume et… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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  • predominance — pre|dom|i|nance [ prı damınəns ] noun uncount 1. ) a situation in which there is more of a particular type of person or thing than of anything else: the predominance of white middle class characters on TV shows 2. ) a situation in which someone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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