from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having greatest ascendancy, importance, influence, authority, or force. See Synonyms at dominant.
- adj. Most common or conspicuous; main or prevalent: the predominant color in a design.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. common or widespread; prevalent
- adj. significant or important; dominant
- n. A subdominant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the ascendency over others; superior in strength, influence, or authority; prevailing
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Predominating; ruling; controlling: exerting power, authority, or influence; superior; ascendant.
- In heraldry, occupying the whole field, to the exclusion of all bearings, as any tincture: thus, or predominant signifies a shield entirely gold, with no bearings of any description. [Rare.]
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. most frequent or common
- adj. having superior power and influence
Medieval Latin praedomināns, praedominant-, present participle of praedominārī, to predominate; see predominate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)