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Definition of predominantly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

predominantly

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//prɪˈdɒmɪnəntli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈdɑːmɪnəntli//
 
(less frequent predominately
BrE BrE//prɪˈdɒmɪnətli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈdɑːmɪnətli//
 
)
 
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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 predominantly held 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.Extra examples Local trade unionism was predominantly, though not exclusively, that of skilled workers. Ours is a predominantly Buddhist country. The cattle are predominantly black. The country’s economy remains predominantly agricultural. The firm has a predominantly female workforce. The school is in a predominantly middle-class area. The test shows whether you are predominantly left-brained or right-brained.
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