• WordNet 3.6
    • adj predominate having superior power and influence "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
    • v predominate be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance "Money reigns supreme here","Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
    • v predominate appear very large or occupy a commanding position "The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain","Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall"
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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
    • v. i Predominate To be superior in number, strength, influence, or authority; to have controlling power or influence; to prevail; to rule; to have the mastery; as, love predominated in her heart. "Certain] rays may predominate over the rest."
    • v. t Predominate To rule over; to overpower.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • predominate To have or exert controlling power; surpass in authority or influence; be superior; preponderate.
    • predominate Synonyms To prevail, preponderate.
    • predominate To overrule; master; prevail over.
    • predominate Predominant; ruling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Predominate prē-dom′in-āt to dominate or rule over
    • v.i Predominate to be dominant over: to surpass in strength or authority: to prevail
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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
Pref. pre-, + dominate,: cf. F. prédominer,


In literature:

Explain how freehold land tenure happened to predominate in the West.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Is this, too, kept in view as a predominating end?
"Practical Essays" by Alexander Bain
The glaring colors and "loud" costumes, once so common, have given place to sober grays, and browns and olives; black predominating over all.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
Such are the certain physiological advantages which the predominant use of vegetable products are capable of offering.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
For their daily life, they used predominantly a coarse grey pottery.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Consternation and triumph were perhaps equally predominant, and equally strong.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
In the days of slavery the Methodist and Baptist churches predominated in the South.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
The predominance of Hamlet is exaggerated at the expense of the dramatist's artistic purpose.
"Shakespeare and the Modern Stage" by Sir Sidney Lee
In the poem it is the Man who predominates; it is not the Fiend.
"Shadows of the Stage" by William Winter
Yellow is the predominating color.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton

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 FAA hired thousands of predominantly young controllers as replacements.
Five celebrated set designers sound off on projection's increasing predominance on stage.
Bali is a predominantly Hindu island in a mainly Muslim country.
It's no secret that the white leader of the predominately black St Sabina Church in Chicago is influenced by Rev.
With the mockumentary becoming a predominant comedic subgenre from NBC's "The Office" to Universal's "Bruno," Canadian comedian Jon Dore puts his own spin on the format.
Michelle Gottleber is a Michigan native who works in a predominantly Hispanic school on Tucson's south side.
From 2007 to 2009, I traveled 27,000 miles, living in predominantly white gated communities across this country to research a book.
President Barack Obama's reelection ensures the survival of his landmark health care law, but predominantly Republican state officials will get a big say in how it is carried out.
When did Chicago's Chinatown develop as a neighborhood, and is it still predominantly Chinese in ethnicity.
A predominately medical call, I quickly transferred her over to fire dispatch .
Even as Nevada's student population becomes more ethnically diverse , the state's teaching staff is still predominantly white.
(AP) — The predominantly black Alabama Democratic Conference and others have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Alabama House and Senate districts that were redrawn earlier this year by the Legislature .
Torres said the bank's veteran SBA lending team looks to serve the predominantly Spanish-speaking small business community of East Los Angeles and the greater Los Angeles and Orange counties.
They are the predominant method of.
It is well known that Rhode Island has been a labor-influenced, aka predominantly Democratic "Blue" state for over 70 years.

In science:

In the minority spin channel from EF − 0.5eV no significant spectral weight is present, while above EF the many body induced states have a predominant 3dxy character.
Absence of halfmetallicity in defect-free Cr, Mn-delta-doped Digital Magnetic Heterostructures
The conclusion therefore is that the many-body interactions affects the half-metallic band structure predominantly within the minority spin channel, above EF , by introducing NQP states.
Absence of halfmetallicity in defect-free Cr, Mn-delta-doped Digital Magnetic Heterostructures
According to this analysis in Mn doped GaAs in a wide range of Mn content the valence band holes predominantly occupy the Mn acceptor impurity band.
Absence of halfmetallicity in defect-free Cr, Mn-delta-doped Digital Magnetic Heterostructures
Considering that this distribution does not take the advantage of the two other predominant real-time Linux extensions (RTAI and RT-PREEMPT).
Building XenoBuntu Linux Distribution for Teaching and Prototyping Real-Time Operating Systems
The most probable explanation is that the gradual phase is below the noise level, which emphasizes the predominance of the impulsive phase.
Sun-as-a-star Observation of White-Light Flares