predominantly

adverb
pre·dom·i·nant·ly | \pri-ˈdä-mə-nənt-lē, -ˈdäm-nənt-\

Definition of predominantly 

: for the most part : mainly

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Gore was joined on stage and interviewed by the EJI's Catherine Coleman-Flowers, a Lowndes County native whose work has shed light on environmental problems in Alabama's poor and predominantly minority Black Belt. Mike Cason, AL.com, "Al Gore brings global warming message to Montgomery," 27 Apr. 2018 The serial bomber who terrorized the Texas capital for three weeks is dead, but many on the city's predominantly minority, blue-collar east side where the blasts began said they have been left with lingering fears about the attacker's motives. Matt Pearce, latimes.com, "On the other side of Austin's racial divide, fear lingers after death of serial bomber," 23 Mar. 2018 But restaurants in predominantly black or Latino neighborhoods with high rates of Airbnb bookings did not see a corresponding increase in employment and Yelp reviews. Tracy Jan, latimes.com, "Study suggests white neigborhoods see more economic benefits from Airbnb," 12 July 2018 And in Los Angeles, Airbnb activity did have a positive effect on restaurant hiring in predominately white and Hispanic neighborhoods, but not in predominantly black neighborhoods. Samantha Bomkamp, chicagotribune.com, "Airbnb boosts local economies, but not in black and Hispanic neighborhoods, study finds," 11 July 2018 Most of the stops were concentrated in areas largely populated by minorities, the ACLU's lawsuit said, including the predominantly black neighborhoods in the north of the city. NBC News, "Milwaukee to pay $3.4 million to settle 'stop-and-frisk' lawsuit," 10 July 2018 Most of the stops were concentrated in areas largely populated by minorities, the ACLU’s lawsuit said, including the predominantly black neighborhoods in the north of the city. Ivan Moreno, The Seattle Times, "Milwaukee to pay $3.4 mln over police stop-and-frisk policy," 10 July 2018 But those crimes have been heavily concentrated in predominantly black, low-income neighborhoods. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Anti-violence protesters plan to shut down Chicago freeway," 7 July 2018 But those crimes have been heavily concentrated in predominantly black, low-income neighborhoods. Sara Burnett, BostonGlobe.com, "Antiviolence protesters shut down part of Chicago freeway," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of predominantly

1829, in the meaning defined above

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