Definition of predominant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prɪˈdɒmɪnənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈdɑːmɪnənt//
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  1. 1most obvious or noticeable a predominant feature Yellow is the predominant colour this spring in the fashion world.
  2. 2having more power or influence than others synonym dominant a predominant culture a way of thinking that is predominant in modern social life
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Old French, from medieval Latin predominant- ‘predominating’, from the verb predominari (see pre-, dominate).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: predominant