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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]


Most frequent or common


predominant; prevailing

Context example:

prevailing winds


frequent (coming at short intervals or habitually)

Sense 2predominant [BACK TO TOP]


Having superior power and influence


overriding; paramount; predominate; preponderant; preponderating; predominant

Context example:

the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism


dominant (exercising influence or control)

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