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predominantadjective [not gradable]

 us   /prɪˈdɑm·ə·nənt/
being the most ​noticeable or ​largest in ​number, or having the most ​power or ​influence: Women have a predominant ​role as ​healthcare professionals.
noun [U]  us   /prɪˈdɑm·ə·nəns/
The predominance of ​white males in ​powerfulschoolpositionssends a ​signal to ​youngsters about who is going to be ​successful in ​life.
adverb [not gradable]  us   /prɪˈdɑm·ə·nənt·li/
This ​neighborhood is now predominantly ​Hispanic.
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