predominance

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noun pre·dom·i·nance \pri-ˈdä-mə-nən(t)s, -ˈdäm-nən(t)s\

Definition of predominance

  1. :  the quality or state of being predominant

Examples of predominance in a sentence

  1. a group of young reformers who have gained predominance within the government

  2. The tribe fought to maintain its predominance.

1592

First Known Use of predominance

1592


PREDOMINANCE Defined for English Language Learners

predominance

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noun pre·dom·i·nance \pri-ˈdä-mə-nən(t)s, -ˈdäm-nən(t)s\

Definition of predominance for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being more powerful or important than other people or things

  • : a situation in which there is a greater number or amount of a particular type of person or thing than of other people or things


PREDOMINANCE Defined for Kids

predominance

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noun pre·dom·i·nance \pri-ˈdä-mə-nəns\

Definition of predominance for Students

  1. :  the quality or state of being greater than others in number, frequency, strength, influence, or authority <a predominance of errors>



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