Pre*dom"i*nant (?), a. [Cf. F. pr'edominant. See Predominante.]

Having the ascendency over others; superior in strength, influence, or authority; prevailing; as, a predominant color; predominant excellence.

Those help . . . were predominant in the king's mind. Bacon.

Foul subordination is predominant. Shak.

Syn. -- Prevalent; superior; prevailing; ascendant; ruling; reigning; controlling; overruling.


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