Definitions for predominantprɪˈdɒm ə nənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rife(adj)

    most frequent or common

    "prevailing winds"

  2. overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating(adj)

    having superior power and influence

    "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"

Wiktionary

  1. predominant(Noun)

    A subdominant.

  2. predominant(Adjective)

    common or widespread; prevalent

  3. predominant(Adjective)

    significant or important; dominant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predominant(adj)

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

Freebase

  1. Predominant chord

    In music theory, a predominant chord is any chord which normally resolves to a dominant chord. Examples of predominant chords are the subdominant, supertonic, Neapolitan sixth and Augmented sixth. Other examples are the secondary dominant and secondary leading tone chord. Predominant chords may lead to secondary dominants. Predominant chords both expand away from the tonic and lead to the dominant, affirming the dominant's pull to the tonic. Thus they lack the stability of the tonic and the drive towards resolution of the dominant. The predominant harmonic function is part of the fundamental harmonic progression of many classical works. The submediant may be considered a predominant chord or a tonic substitute. The dominant preparation is a chord or series of chords that precedes the dominant chord in a musical composition. Usually, the dominant preparation is derived from a circle of fifths progression. The most common dominant preparation chords are the supertonic, the subdominant, the V7/V, the Neapolitan chord, and the augmented sixth chords. In sonata form, the dominant preparation is in the development, immediately preceding the recapitulation.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald G. Smith:

    The family seems to have two predominant functions to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane.

  2. Chris Beyrer:

    The predominant concept [to date] has been a drug-free world, rather than a pragmatic acceptance that substance use is common.

  3. Sheikh Shawky Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam:

    What happens in Saudi Arabia is based on judicial investigations and implementing the predominant law. If it is the case, then we respect the rule of law in this state.

  4. International Criminal Court:

    , he played a predominant and active role in the functioning of the local structure put in place during the group's occupation of Timbuktu in 2012, intentional attacks against historic monuments and buildings dedicated to religion are serious crimes.

  5. David Benjamin Lumenta:

    Health topics, notably cancer, have always been of interest to the general public, and the predominant sources of information range from traditional media( magazines, newspapers) to Internet-based health platforms, the general public. . . have obtained most of their information about health and disease even before consulting a specialist, in most cases without specific background knowledge.

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