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PREDOMINANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does predominant mean? 

PREDOMINANT (adjective)
  The adjective PREDOMINANT has 2 senses:

1. most frequent or common
2. having superior power and influence

  Familiarity information: PREDOMINANT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREDOMINANT (adjective)


Sense 1predominant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Most frequent or common

Synonyms:

predominant; prevailing

Context example:

prevailing winds

Similar:

frequent (coming at short intervals or habitually)


Sense 2predominant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having superior power and influence

Synonyms:

overriding; paramount; predominate; preponderant; preponderating; predominant

Context example:

the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism

Similar:

dominant (exercising influence or control)


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