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predominant

adjective pre·dom·i·nant \-nənt\

: 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

  1. Religion is the predominant theme of the play.
  2. 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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