predomination

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n predomination the quality of being more noticeable than anything else "the predomination of blues gave the painting a quiet tone"
    • n predomination the state of being predominant over others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The reason why bubble gum is pink is because the inventor only had pink colouring left. Ever since then, the colour of bubble gum has been predominantly pink
    • n Predomination The act or state of predominating; ascendency; predominance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n predomination The act of predominating; ascendancy; superior power or influence; prevalence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Predomination ascendency
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Quotations

  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.”
  • Carl Jung
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    “Where love rules, there is no will to power; where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin%20Disraeli
    “Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.”
  • David Hare
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    “In oratory the will must predominate.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. prédomination,

Usage

In literature:

It is not the predominating force of any one faculty that impresses us, but the general force of all.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
She looked on it as a well-laid scheme to assume a predominant role on the Continent.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
East Riding, as we should expect, has predominantly Danish names.
"Scandinavian influence on Southern Lowland Scotch" by George Tobias Flom
It enjoyed great, though not exclusive predominance until the fall of Roman civilization.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
Depths are from 45 to 60 fathoms; the shoals are rocky, but on the sides sand and clay predominate.
"Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine" by Walter H. Rich
In this new system a principle of commerce, of artificial commerce, must predominate.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Myrica, and pendulous lichens occurred in abundance, but grasses predominate, chiefly Airoid and Andropogons.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Its location was predominantly central; its culture bore the stamp of isolation and finally of arrested development.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
If the borate or phosphate of lime be used, the green color of the acids predominates over the red of the lime.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
After a very brief conversation with him, no one could doubt that humor formed a predominant trait in his disposition.
"The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
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In poetry:

This feeling should predominate ;—
To pay our homage reverently,
And, with one will and purpose, celebrate
John Bright's centenary.
"John Bright" by William Baron
``Them that o'erwhelm, vindictiveness o'erwhelms,
So nought shall you from Fortune's wheel entice,
Gambling for Self's predominance with Realms
And Empires for your dice.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Cosmopolitan Eritreophiles and Ethiopian ex-pats are hardly the predominant demographic in Cambridge.
Portland has quite a few Ethiopian restaurants but they predominately lie in the North/Northeast side of town.
MARTINSVILLE After a successful season with a predominantly underclassmen group, the Martinsville High School wrestling team appears to be headed in the right direction.
Stanford's 100th NCAA title banner waves freely and predominantly among the varied collection of other championship banners thanks to the efforts of the men's gymnastics team.
Same with members of predominantly black churches in neighboring South Carolina.
First, whole, tiny fish (predominantly anchovies) are combined with salt in roughly a three-to-one ratio.
It is well known that Rhode Island has been a labor-influenced, aka predominantly Democratic "Blue" state for over 70 years.
The rotation changes affect the alliance's PS1, PS2, and SAX services, which are all predominantly operated by NWA member APL.
G unmen sprayed bullets from a moving van Monday night, killing ten people in a predominantly Christian town in a region beset by religious tensions, Nigeria 's military said Tuesday.
Gunmen sprayed bullets from a moving van Monday night, killing ten people in a predominantly Christian town in a region beset by religious tensions, Nigeria 's military said Tuesday.
Fitted or retrofitted into predominantly midsize, midblock buildings, it is changing the game and the New York cityscape.
The direction of predominant surface pattern remaining after cutting, grinding, lapping, or other processing.
High growth in Brazil is predominately driven by oil and gas and mining expansion, as well as projects for infrastructure improvement.
), but the day before the ceremony, the pastor informed them that the white members of the "predominately" white church objected to the wedding taking place at the sanctuary.
Previously, Westinghouse heating and cooling products have been sold predominately in North America and Puerto Rico.
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In science:

Our focus is predominantly on small amount of disorder.
Crystals for neutron scattering studies of quantum magnetism
Since BHB stars arise in older, more metal-poor populations than the RC stars, this must indicate that the stripped population was made up of predominantly older, less-enriched stars than remain in the core today.
Kinematics and Chemistry of Stars Along the Sagittarius Trailing Tidal Tail and Constraints on the Milky Way Mass Distribution
In the current study, we explore the metallicity in fields between 75 < Λ⊙ < 130◦ from the Sgr core along the trailing tail using predominantly main sequence stars.
Kinematics and Chemistry of Stars Along the Sagittarius Trailing Tidal Tail and Constraints on the Milky Way Mass Distribution
In Section 5 we explore the Sgr trailing tail metallicity based on our samples of predominantly MSTO stars.
Kinematics and Chemistry of Stars Along the Sagittarius Trailing Tidal Tail and Constraints on the Milky Way Mass Distribution
Casetti-Dinescu et al. (2006) showed that the proper motions of these Sgr MSTO candidates clump more tightly than those of the predominantly nearby Mdwarfs at red colors.
Kinematics and Chemistry of Stars Along the Sagittarius Trailing Tidal Tail and Constraints on the Milky Way Mass Distribution
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