Definitions for predominant
prɪˈdɒm ə nəntpre·dom·i·nant
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prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rifeadjective
most frequent or common
overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderatingadjective
having superior power and influence
"the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
common or widespread; prevalent
significant or important; dominant
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Prevalent; supreme in influence; ascendent.
Etymology: predominant, Fr. præ and dominor.
Miserable were the condition of that church, the weighty affairs whereof should be ordered by those deliberations, wherein such an humour as this were predominant. Richard Hooker.
Foul subornation is predominant,
And equity exil’d your highness’ land. William Shakespeare.
It is a planet, that will strike
Where ’tis predominant; and ’tis powerful. William Shakespeare.
Those helps were overweighed by divers things that made against him, and were predominant in the king’s mind. Francis Bacon.
Whether the sun, predominant in heav’n,
Rise on the earth; or earth rise on the sun. John Milton.
I could shew you several pieces, where the beauties of this kind are so predominant, that you could never be able to read or understand them. Jonathan Swift.
In music theory, a predominant chord (also pre-dominant) is any chord which normally resolves to a dominant chord. Examples of predominant chords are the subdominant (IV, iv), supertonic (ii, ii°), Neapolitan sixth and German sixth. Other examples are the secondary dominant (V/V) 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 (vi) 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 (N6 or ♭II6), and the augmented sixth chords (e.g., Fr+6). In sonata form, the dominant preparation is in the development, immediately preceding the recapitulation. Ludwig van Beethoven's sonata-form works generally have extensive dominant preparation — for example, in the first movement of the Sonata Pathétique, the dominant preparation lasts for 29 measures (mm. 169–197).
Predominant generally refers to something that is most common, widespread, influential, or dominant in a particular area or context. It can describe anything from characteristics, traits, features, or elements that are considered to be the most important or noticeable.
having the ascendency over others; superior in strength, influence, or authority; prevailing; as, a predominant color; predominant excellence
The numerical value of predominant in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of predominant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
The family seems to have two predominant functions to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane.
The predominant concept [to date] has been a drug-free world, rather than a pragmatic acceptance that substance use is common.
You can see a lot of pollution over parts of Asia that is almost continuous. You can’t really see the ground very well. And those fires in California over the summer, that smoke was pretty extensive. But the predominant thing is you just notice how thin the atmosphere is, how fragile it looks. That combined with these large swabs of pollution is somewhat alarming.
The tsunami of social media that has conquered global communications within a few years has swept away privacy, once predominant, and has laid the groundwork for a new world where everything is public - or is rapidly becoming so - and where everything is transparent - or is about to be.
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