predominance

noun pre·dom·i·nance \ pri-ˈdä-mə-nən(t)s , -ˈdäm-nən(t)s \
|Updated on: 22 Jun 2018

Definition of predominance

: 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.

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First Known Use of predominance

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PREDOMINANCE Defined for English Language Learners

predominance

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

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

Definition of predominance for Students

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


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