Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or state of predominating; ascendency; predominance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or state of predominating; ascendency; predominance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of predominating; ascendancy; superior power or influence; prevalence.

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

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

Etymologies

Compare French prédomination. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Robert, as Jake pointed out, your argument depends on predomination, which is not a possibility.

    SSM Opponent Predicts End of Western Civilization Due To Sexual Disorganization

  • Sadly for the city and for those who live in it, the predomination of a particular school of architecture in Mexico City came to an end around the middle of the 20th century when urban development regulations slackened and variety in architectural expression became the order of the day.

    Urban Deconstruction

  • Seeing with me all of me is in your royal possession, and whatever pieces of mine have hitherto under the starres passed the public view, come now of right to be under the predomination of a power that both contains all their perfections and hath influences of a more sublime nature.

    Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592

  • You would not trust to the predomination of right, which you believe is in your opinions; you would keep wrong out of their heads.

    Life Of Johnson

  • Moreover, there are three important facts to be remembered in regard to the former Buddhist predomination: (1) Buddhism conserved the family-cult, modifying the forms of the rite; (2) Buddhism never really supplanted the Ujigami cults, but maintained them; (3)

    Japan: an Attempt at Interpretation

  • The world looks more like 19th-century Paris - the predomination of the discontented intelligentsia, intermixed with the urban poor at numerous social interfaces cabarets then, raves now; meanwhile the solidaristic culture and respectability of organised labour struggles to make an impact.

    The Guardian World News

  • By his proportion of this predomination I will consent that Dryden should be tried; of this, which, in opposition to reason, makes Ariosto the darling and the pride of Italy; of this, which, in defiance of criticism, continues Shakespeare the sovereign of the drama.

    Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

  • But they that are in the flesh, or after the flesh, imports the predomination of that, and an universal thraldom of nature unto it, which indeed is the state of all men that are but once born, till a second birth come, by the

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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