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
Religion is the predominant theme of the play.
She is predominant among new writers.
Origin 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
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Definition of predominant
: greater than others in number, frequency, strength, influence, or authority <a predominant view> <the predominant flavors>
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