predominant

  • 1 prédominant — prédominant, ante [ predɔminɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1370; de prédominer ♦ Qui prédomine. ⇒ primordial, principal . Mon souci prédominant est de trouver du travail. ⇒ dominant, majeur, premier. « La peinture offre aussi, suivant l époque, et la race… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 predominant — PREDOMINÁNT, Ă, predominanţi, te, adj. Care predomină; dominant, predominator, predomnitor. – Din fr. prédominant. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 01.12.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  PREDOMINÁNT adj. dominant, precumpănitor, preponderent, prevalent, (rar)… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 Predominant — Pre*dom i*nant, a. [Cf. F. pr[ e]dominant. See {Predominante}.] Having the ascendency over others; superior in strength, influence, or authority; prevailing; as, a predominant color; predominant excellence. [1913 Webster] Those help . . . were… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 prédominant — prédominant, ante (pré do mi nan, nan t ) adj. Qui prédomine. Passion prédominante. •   Et du consul Brutus l astre prédominant Dissipa tout d un coup ce bonheur étonnant, CORN. Sertor. II, 1.    Terme de minéralogie. Partie prédominante d une… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 predominant — (adj.) 1570s, from M.Fr. prédominant (14c.), from M.L. *praedominantem, prp. of *praedominare, from L. prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + dominari to rule (see DOMINATE (Cf. dominate)). Related: Predominance; predominantly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 prédominant — Prédominant, [prédomin]ante. adj. v. Qui prédomine. Vice prédominant. humeur prédominante. passion prédominante …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 predominant — [prē däm′ə nənt, pridäm′ə nənt] adj. [Fr prédominant < ML predominans, prp. of predominari: see PRE & DOMINANT] 1. having ascendancy, authority, or dominating influence over others; superior 2. most frequent, noticeable, etc.; prevailing;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 predominant — I adjective abundant, all powerful, almighty, ascendant, authoritative, cogent, commanding, common, controlling, dominant, dominating, effective, efficacious, epidemic, extensive, forceful, foremost, general, governing, important, influential,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 predominant — *dominant, paramount, preponderant, preponderating, sovereign Analogous words: controlling, directing, conducting, managing (see CONDUCT vb): *prevailing, prevalent: *chief, principal, leading, main, foremost Contrasted words: *subordinate,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 predominant — [adj] ruling; most important absolute, all powerful, almighty, arbitrary, ascendant, authoritative, capital, chief, controlling, directing, dominant, dominating, effective, efficacious, governing, holding the reins*, imperious, influential,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 predominant — ► ADJECTIVE 1) present as the strongest or main element. 2) having the greatest control or power. DERIVATIVES predominance noun predominantly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 Predominant — A predominant chord in musical theory is any chord which leads naturally to a dominant chord. Common predominant chords are ii, IV, vi, and V/V. Other examples are bVII and bVI and to some extent +bIII and ii0. The predominant harmonic function… …

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  • 13 predominant — predominantly, adv. /pri dom euh neuhnt/, adj. 1. having ascendancy, power, authority, or influence over others; preeminent. 2. preponderant; prominent: a predominant trait; the predominant color of a painting. [1570 80; < ML praedominant (s. of… …

    Universalium

  • 14 predominant — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. prevalent, controlling, ascendant, ruling, supreme. See influence, superiority.Ant., subservient. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Supreme in power] Syn. mighty, almighty, supreme, omnipotent, all… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 predominant — pre|dom|i|nant [prıˈdɔmınənt US ˈda: ] adj more powerful, more common, or more easily noticed than others ▪ the predominant group in society ▪ In this painting, the predominant colour is black …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 predominant — pre|dom|i|nant [ prı damınənt ] adjective 1. ) the most common or greatest in number or amount: The predominant view was that she was guilty. 2. ) most important or powerful: My predominant feeling was one of surprise …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 predominant — [[t]prɪdɒ̱mɪnənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is predominant, it is more important or noticeable than anything else in a set of people or things. Amanda s predominant emotion was that of confusion …

    English dictionary

  • 18 predominant — adjective 1) our predominant objectives Syn: main, chief, principal, most important, primary, prime, central, leading, foremost, key, paramount; informal number one 2) the predominant political forces Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 predominant — UK [prɪˈdɒmɪnənt] / US [prɪˈdɑmɪnənt] adjective 1) the most common or greatest in number or amount The predominant view was that she was guilty. 2) most important or powerful My predominant feeling was one of surprise …

    English dictionary

  • 20 PRÉDOMINANT — ANTE. adj. Qui prédomine. Vice prédominant. Humeur prédominante. Passion prédominante. Vertu prédominante …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)


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