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Definition of "predominance" [pre•dom•i•nance]

  • The state or quality of being predominant; preponderance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "predominance" in a sentence
  • "The military's predominance is the second major conclusion to draw from the Woodward account."
  • "The natural mixture of these humors determined an individual's temperament, most people having one or a pair of humors in predominance, which, in turn, determined psychological as well as physical disposition."
  • "The assertion was that the environment that 'caused' the dark variety to gain predominance was evidenced in the genome."