predominantly

adverb
pre·​dom·​i·​nant·​ly | \ pri-ˈdä-mə-nənt-lē How to pronounce predominantly (audio) , -ˈdäm-nənt-\

Definition of predominantly

: for the most part : mainly

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People of color fear police for reasons a predominantly white Legislature could never understand, Frederick said. NBC News, "Oregon bill cracks down on racially motivated 911 calls," 4 June 2019 The Muslim Rohingya face official and social discrimination in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, which denies most of them citizenship and basic rights. Fox News, "Human rights group opposes moving Rohingya to island camp," 6 Aug. 2018 The Muslim Rohingya face official and social discrimination in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, which denies most of them citizenship and basic rights. Jerry Harmer, The Seattle Times, "Human rights group opposes moving Rohingya to island camp," 6 Aug. 2018 Other people in the predominantly Buddhist country made offerings to the spirits in a bid to speed the team’s safe return. James Hookway, WSJ, "Rescuers Battle Nature in Race to Save Boys Trapped in Flooded Thailand Cave," 29 June 2018 Goth culture will always be thought of as a predominantly white and European subculture [and] this not only creates erasure for those who have come before us but creates a barrier for those who will come after. Dianca London Potts, SELF, "10 Goths of Color on Their Beauty Routines and the Power of Representation," 22 May 2019 More in Logistics Oceangoing LNG carriers, which are predominantly built in Asian yards, cost around $180 million each. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Philadelphia Shipyard Fights Again for Its Life," 17 Apr. 2019 Aly DeNardo, 22, a partner M Ventures, remembers a rude awakening of gender bias early in her career, during an internship at a Fortune 500 company predominantly composed of men in leadership positions. Jenna Birch, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Secret Code to Success Most Women Don't Even Know Exists," 3 Apr. 2019 Shutterstock While many cities have been painted blue, Jaipur, India, is one of the few cities in the world that’s predominantly pink. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 25 most colorful cities in the world," 19 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of predominantly

1829, in the meaning defined above

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