Predominant Pre*dom"i*nant, a. [Cf. F. pr['e]dominant. See {Predominante}.] Having the ascendency over others; superior in strength, influence, or authority; prevailing; as, a predominant color; predominant excellence. [1913 Webster]

Those help . . . were predominant in the king's mind. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Foul subordination is predominant. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Prevalent; superior; prevailing; ascendant; ruling; reigning; controlling; overruling. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • predominant — PREDOMINÁNT, Ă, predominanţi, te, adj. Care predomină; dominant, predominator, predomnitor. – Din fr. prédominant. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 01.12.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  PREDOMINÁNT adj. dominant, precumpănitor, preponderent, prevalent, (rar)… …   Dicționar Român

  • prédominant — prédominant, ante (pré do mi nan, nan t ) adj. Qui prédomine. Passion prédominante. •   Et du consul Brutus l astre prédominant Dissipa tout d un coup ce bonheur étonnant, CORN. Sertor. II, 1.    Terme de minéralogie. Partie prédominante d une… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • predominant — (adj.) 1570s, from M.Fr. prédominant (14c.), from M.L. *praedominantem, prp. of *praedominare, from L. prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + dominari to rule (see DOMINATE (Cf. dominate)). Related: Predominance; predominantly …   Etymology dictionary

  • prédominant — Prédominant, [prédomin]ante. adj. v. Qui prédomine. Vice prédominant. humeur prédominante. passion prédominante …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • predominant — [prē däm′ə nənt, pridäm′ə nənt] adj. [Fr prédominant < ML predominans, prp. of predominari: see PRE & DOMINANT] 1. having ascendancy, authority, or dominating influence over others; superior 2. most frequent, noticeable, etc.; prevailing;… …   English World dictionary

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  • predominant — ► ADJECTIVE 1) present as the strongest or main element. 2) having the greatest control or power. DERIVATIVES predominance noun predominantly adverb …   English terms dictionary

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