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predominant

pre·dom·i·nant

predominant

 
 
pronunciation:
prih dam nnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being the chief or greatest in importance, status, influence, or the like.
Rome was the predominant power in the Mediterranean region for many centuries.
synonyms:
chief, foremost, leading, main, paramount, primary, principal, supreme
antonyms:
subordinate, subsidiary
similar words:
ascendant, capital, dominant, greatest, major, master, preeminent, prevailing, prime, ruling, sovereign, top
definition 2: being the most common, frequent, or prominent; prevailing.
The predominant opinion among the city's people is that the mayor should resign.Brown trout and rainbow trout are the predominant species in this part of the river.
 
synonyms:
prevailing
similar words:
common, prevalent, primary, ruling, widespread
derivations: predominantly (adv.), predominance (n.)
Word Parts
The word predominant contains the following parts:
dom1, domin Latin root that means master
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means In nouns: one who or that which does the action denoted by the base verb.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.