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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At ICEF Inglewood Middle Charter Academy, in a low-income and predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhood in Los Angeles, five of the school’s eleven teachers are TFA members, including English teacher Joy McCreary. Annie Waldman, ProPublica, "How Teach for America Evolved Into an Arm of the Charter School Movement," 18 June 2019 As revealed by reliable kit news source Footy Headlines, the 2019/20 effort is predominantly black with orange and white trim on the collar and sleeves., "Chelsea Kit Leak: Images Emerge Online of Incredible New 3rd Strip for 2019/20 Season," 14 June 2019 The biggest numbers here weren't in predominantly black communities, however. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Sun Cities area has some of the highest reverse-mortgage foreclosures in U.S., investigation finds," 12 June 2019 Reverse mortgages end in foreclosure six times more often in predominantly black neighborhoods than in neighborhoods that are 80% white. Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit leads the nation in reverse mortgage foreclosures," 11 June 2019 The team also used demographic data from the 2000 Census to analyze the level of reverse mortgage activity in predominantly black ZIP codes during the decade from 1990 to 2000. Nick Penzenstadler And Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, USA TODAY, "How we investigated reverse mortgage foreclosures," 11 June 2019 But the restaurants in Louisville's predominantly black neighborhoods are a good example of how a community is trying to keep a generational tradition strong. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Sunday dinners at Louisville's black-owned restaurants 'keep that culture going'," 7 June 2019 Other research has shown that white neighborhoods can have about four times as many supermarkets are predominantly black neighborhoods do, and on top of that, the supermarkets in black communities usually have less of a selection. Jessica Booth, Redbook, "Everything You Need To Know About Food Deserts," 29 Apr. 2019 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

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First Known Use of predominantly

1829, in the meaning defined above

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to take the place or position of

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