Definition of predominance in English:


Line breaks: pre|dom¦in|ance
Pronunciation: /prɪˈdɒmɪnəns


[mass noun]
  • 1The state or condition of being greater in number or amount: the predominance of women in such professions as social work and nursing [in singular]: churches with a predominance of African-American members
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    • Despite the predominance of female teachers, administrative positions are held predominantly by men.
    • Irritable bowel syndrome affects 10% of adults, with unexplained female predominance.
    • There is an overwhelming predominance of female images in prehistoric art.
    prevalence, dominance, greater number/amount, preponderance, majority, bulk
    rare predomination
  • 1.1The possession or exertion of control or power: Hollywood’s continued predominance in the international film market
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    • The country has always used its economic and military predominance to exert its influence at the Pacific Island Forum.
    • The world has become too large and complex to accept the predominance of one power.
    • In England, it remained distinctively regional, and was particularly associated with areas of Puritan activism and social predominance like Essex.

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