Predominant meaning

prĭ-dŏmə-nənt
Having ascendancy, authority, or dominating influence over others; superior.
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Having the most importance, influence, or force.

The predominant theory in the field.

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The definition of predominant is the most common or having authority or influence over others.

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.

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Most frequent, noticeable, etc.; prevailing; preponderant.
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Most common or conspicuous; main or prevalent.
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(music) A subdominant.
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Origin of predominant

  • Medieval Latin praedomināns praedominant- present participle of praedominārī to predominate predominate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition