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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or quality of being predominant; preponderance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being predominant; prevalence over others; superiority in power, authority, or influence; domination; preponderance.
  • noun In astrology, the superior influence of a planet; ascendancy.
  • noun Synonyms Preëminence, etc. (see priority), mastery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being predominant; superiority; ascendency; prevalence; predomination.
  • noun (Astrol.) The superior influence of a planet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the condition or state of being predominant; ascendancy, domination, preeminence or preponderance

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being more noticeable than anything else
  • noun the state of being predominant over others

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