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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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 In August and October, Senate Democrats agreed to confirm two sets of district court nominees, which a senior Democratic aide had said were predominantly uncontroversial. Li Zhou, Vox, "Trump has gotten 66 judges confirmed this year. In his second year, Obama had gotten 49.," 27 Dec. 2018 SoulCycle’s own growth barrier is that classes only occur at its 90 gyms, which are located predominantly in affluent communities along the coasts. Rani Molla, Recode, "Peloton now has more U.S. customers than SoulCycle, new data suggests," 3 Dec. 2018 Further Reading California amends rules to push vehicles toward hydrogen, electricity, biofuel Biofuel, which is predominantly made from corn in the US, is a political minefield in the Trump Administration. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "EPA reconsidering biofuel targets after production goals are missed," 25 Nov. 2018 Since 1976, Sri Lanka, a predominantly Buddhist country, has commuted death sentences for serious crimes to life in prison. Casey Quackenbush, Time, "Sri Lanka Will Start Hanging Its Drug Dealers to 'Replicate the Success of Philippines'," 12 July 2018 Another 300 miles, predominantly in rural areas, had barriers chiefly designed to stop vehicles. Louise Radnofsky, WSJ, "The Border Wall, Mile by Mile," 14 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of predominantly

1829, in the meaning defined above

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a strong desire or propensity

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