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Definition of predominantly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

predominantly

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//prɪˈdɑmənəntli//
 
(predominately
NAmE//prɪˈdɑmənətli//
 
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mostly; mainly She works in a predominantly male environment. Language Bankgenerallyways of saying “in general” Women generally earn less than men. Generally speaking, jobs traditionally done by women are paid at a lower rate than those traditionally done by men. In general/By and large, women do not earn as much as men. Certain jobs, like nursing and cleaning, are still mainly carried out by women. Senior management posts are held predominantly by men. Most senior management posts tend to be held by men. Women are, for the most part, still paid less than men. Economic and social factors are, to a large extent, responsible for women being concentrated in low-paid jobs.
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