Simple Definition of predominant
: more important, powerful, successful, or noticeable than other people or things
Full Definition of predominant
1 : having superior strength, influence, or authority : prevailing
2 : being most frequent or common
Examples of predominant in a sentence
Religion is the predominant theme of the play.
She is predominant among new writers.
Origin and Etymology of predominant
Middle French, from Medieval Latin praedominant-, praedominans, present participle of praedominari to predominate, from Latin prae- + dominari to rule, govern — more at dominate
First Known Use: 1576
Synonym Discussion of predominant
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PREDOMINANT Defined for Kids
Definition of predominant for Students
: greater than others in number, frequency, strength, influence, or authority <a predominant view> <the predominant flavors>
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