predominance

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

Definition of predominance 

: the quality or state of being predominant

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Examples of predominance in a Sentence

a group of young reformers who have gained predominance within the government The tribe fought to maintain its predominance.

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The timing of Everything is Love points to the couple's desire for dominion over the summer -- one already filled with high-profile releases -- and predominance over the culture. Max Cea, Billboard, "With 'Everything Is Love,' Beyoncé and JAY-Z Flex on Kanye West and the World," 17 June 2018 France has always had that predominance in architecture. Washington Post, "Death and glitter: Gucci hosts France show in Roman ruins," 2 June 2018 Lung cancer incidence rates for all age groups of women and men converged among blacks and Asians/Pacific Islanders and crossed to female predominance among Hispanics ages 40 to 49, according to the study authors. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Younger American women more likely to get lung cancer than men," 24 May 2018 The main surprise was the predominance of accidents in good weather and good light on marked trails. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "The Science of Why We Fall on Mountain Trails," 17 May 2018 With the predominance of pick-and-rolls and 3-point shooting big men, centers' defensive responsibilities require roaming away from the basket, another hindrance to rebounding. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond's goal: Lead NBA in rebounds, blocks," 26 Mar. 2018 The prince’s comments were the latest broadside in a heated rhetorical battle among Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey as the three Middle East powerhouses vie for predominance at a time of deepening confrontation. Time, "Saudi Prince Says Turkey and Iran Anchor a 'Triangle of Evil'," 7 Mar. 2018 The prince’s comments were the latest broadside in a heated rhetorical battle among Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey as the three Middle East powerhouses vie for predominance at a time of deepening confrontation. Tarek El-tablawy, Bloomberg.com, "Saudi Crown Prince Dismisses Feud With Qatar as ‘Trivial’," 7 Mar. 2018 This year reminds me a lot of our 2012 to 13 season in terms of the H3N2 predominance, the high peak of disease and the severity of disease. Andy Marso, kansascity, "What’s a parent to do about this record-setting flu? Here’s what you should know," 28 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of predominance

1592, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of predominance was in 1592

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predominance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of predominance

: 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

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

Kids Definition of predominance

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

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