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  • 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
Marlborough's interest still predominated among the commons.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
In other words, the predominating one.
"The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View" by Laura Lee Hope
The condition of Unity predominates, but a noticeable infusion of Variety takes place.
"Lessons in Music Form" by Percy Goetschius
The second is that the predominant tendency was towards sheep-farming.
"The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century" by Richard Henry Tawney
The more the field-mice predominate, the less the clover is fructified.
"The History of Creation, Vol. I (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel
They embrace Lutherans as well as Roman Catholics, the latter predominating.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
In the Isle of Thanet a light mould predominates, which has been much enriched by fish manure.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
The peoples among whom the other racial elements predominate have developed and maintained a religion of authority.
"The Group Mind" by William McDougall
But then, she said to herself, that "one" must be tender to her, not rude and predominating in his manners.
"Felix Holt, The Radical" by George Eliot
In any case the Pharisees were predominant under Alexandra, who became queen (78-69) under her husband's will.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various

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
These results show the very large predominance of the lower atmosphere with respect to the corona in freeing the flare energy that is initially stored in the solar magnetic field, and put constraints on models.
Sun-as-a-star Observation of White-Light Flares
The number with non-trivial fundamental group has also increased dramatically, thanks largely to Braun’s classification of free group actions on complete intersections in products of pro jective spaces .2 The physical motivation for studying such manifolds comes predominantly from heterotic string theory.
The Expanding Zoo of Calabi-Yau Threefolds
In summary, detailed quantum many-body simulations using ensembles of random interactions have shown surprising trends, most notably the predominance of angular momentum J = 0 in the ground state.
Random matrices, symmetries, and many-body states
The differential absorption of the X-rays (circular dichroism), proportional to the dot product of magnetization and photon wavevector, therefore predominantly originates from the in-plane magnetization components, with a small contribution from the out-of-plane component.
On the magnetization textures in NiPd nanostructures
In any case, given the quantum nature of fundamental cosmic strings, it is important to check that the evolution is predominantly classical and that quantum effects are small.
String Vertex Operators and Cosmic Strings
When α is larger than or equal to 1/2, the error term becomes predominant when i → ∞, and the argument blows up.
A 0-1 law for vertex-reinforced random walks on $\mathbb{Z}$ with weight of order $k^\alpha$, $\alpha<1/2$
However, it becomes clear the predominant di-pion component of this pole for NC = 3, and that the SRA delta-function-like pole, that always appears in the NC ≫ 1 limit, might help to keep the whole scheme compatible with semi-local duality.
Large-Nc Properties of the rho and f0(600) Mesons from Unitary Resonance Chiral Dynamics
The rapidity distribution of Z bosons is predominantly determined by the parton momentum distribution inside protons.
[email protected] 2.8: initial-state jet matching for weak boson production processes at hadron collisions
The event generation time is predominantly determined by that for the 0-jet processes because the 1-jet cross section is far smaller.
[email protected] 2.8: initial-state jet matching for weak boson production processes at hadron collisions
Observers reside predominantly in regions where σ is near a peak in N, i.e. in regions where σ is valued near a solution of dN /dσ = 0.
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse