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Definitions of predominant

  1. having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. most frequent or common; "prevailing winds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Having the ascendency over others; superior in strength, influence, or authority; prevailing; as, a predominant color; predominant excellence. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Having greater influence; controlling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Predominantly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Ruling: ascendant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Superior in power; prevailing over others. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Prevalent over others; superior; ascendant; ruling. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Having superior influence, strength, or authority; superior; prevailing; supreme in influence; ruling. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. This term, in its natural and ordinary signification, is understood to be something greater or superior iu power and influence to others, with which it is connected or compared. So understood, a "predominant motive," when several motives may have operated, is one of greater force and effect, in producing the given result, than any other motive. Matthews v. Bliss, 22 Pick. (Mass.) 53. thelawdictionary.org
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