The definition of predominant is the most common or having authority or influence over others.(adjective)
An example of predominant used as an adjective is the phrase predominant species which means the species with the highest population in a particular area.
See predominant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr prédominant < ML predominans, prp. of predominari: see pre- & dominant
See predominant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Medieval Latin praedomināns, praedominant-
Origin: , present participle of praedominārī, to predominate; see predominate.
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