• WordNet 3.6
    • n predominance the quality of being more noticeable than anything else "the predomination of blues gave the painting a quiet tone"
    • n predominance 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
    • Predominance The quality or state of being predominant; superiority; ascendency; prevalence; predomination. "The predominance of conscience over interest."
    • Predominance (Astrol) The superior influence of a planet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n predominance The quality of being predominant; prevalence over others; superiority in power, authority, or influence; domination; preponderance.
    • n predominance In astrology, the superior influence of a planet; ascendancy.
    • n predominance Synonyms Preëminence, etc. (see priority), mastery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Predominance condition of being predominant: superior influence: superiority: ascendency
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  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “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
    “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
    “Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.”
  • David Hare
    “In oratory the will must predominate.”


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


In literature:

From the tennis court to the great constitutional debate, the Moderates, who may be called the Liberals, were predominant.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The feeling which predominates in all his devotional writings is gratitude.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
His predominating passion in this relation is a love of hunting.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Effective invasion is predominantly local.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The predominance of France was broken: a freer position restored to the Papacy.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
Hill 140, the predominant feature in the district, was almost all in French hands.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
The Clergy have only one idea; that is, of course, the predominance of their Church.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Certainly it possessed its thorns, and these, at times, largely predominated.
"The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences" by Hosea Quinby
The protection of the woman was a condition made necessary in an unstable society of predominating military activity.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Wausau, Wis. Mixed, Germans and native-born predominating 31.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek

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:

The M532 will run on Google's Android 4.0 mobile operating system, a bit of a departure from the company's current lineup of predominantly Windows-powered slates.
Fiber lasers are proving to be a disruptive enabling technology in the scribing, drilling and cutting of ceramic substrates in an industry still predominantly using flowing CO2 laser technology developed in the 1970s.
Offerings predominate) that would not otherwise see the light of a projector in South Florida.
Frustration against Lehrer boiled over predominantly among Democrats like Michael Moore and Rachel Maddow who were witnessing Obama's admittedly poor performance in the first debate.
Lambert also "succeeded in an environment that was predominantly male," Mr Gomez notes, to become "the highest-ranking Hispanic female in the company".
Residents of Barrio Logan, a predominately Mexican-American neighborhood near the waterfront in downtown San Diego, have long fought to preserve the area's Latino cultural heritage.
Because rural areas vote predominantly Republican and urban areas vote overwhelmingly Democratic.
You need to recognize the impact of (predominately) visual artists as well.
The Burmese military regime, dominated by Buddhists, clashed with Chin State, comprised predominantly of Christians.
A window of a pharmacy on the predominately Hispanic 24th Street in Omaha, Neb.
And, by the way, is it still predominantly Chinese in ethnicity.
Predominantly between the Marehan, Majerten and Ogaden clans .
You claim they're composed predominately of racists.
The band is fronted by Syd tha Kid, predominantly known as the DJ for LA hip-hop collective Odd Future, who, if nothing else, have developed quite a particular reputation for themselves.
But imports from Southern Hemisphere producers such as South Africa are starting to challenge this predominance.

In science:

Clearly, the predominantly ordered segment with effective transverse field ∼ ω can exist only if it is also isolated on the other side from the rest of the system by another predominantly disordered segment having the same characteristic energy scale.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
Just as for the nuclear shell model with random interactions 4,5 , we find a predominance of LP = 0+ ground states.
Collective states from random interactions
The radio emission is thought to be predominantly due to starburst activity (see Chapter 4 of Richards 1999).
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
Their afterglow have been systematically lower then the BATSE threshold. 3. for B > 3.5 × 10−5 the energy of the E-APE predominates and the energy of the dyadosphere is mainly carried by the ABM pulse and emitted in the afterglow.
Observational tests of the Electro-Magnetic Black Hole Theory in Gamma-Ray Bursts
We believe that this is the primary reason why Shannon’s entropy plays such a predominant role in physics of single–dimensional sets.
Information theory and generalized statistics