pre|dom|i|nant|ly [ prı`damınətli ] adverb *
mainly or mostly:
Cesares spent 10 years working predominantly in opera.
The women employed in the mills were predominantly young and unmarried.

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  • Predominantly — Pre*dom i*nant*ly, adv. In a predominant manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • predominantly — [[t]prɪdɒ̱mɪnəntli[/t]] ADV GRADED: usu ADV group, also ADV after v You use predominantly to indicate which feature or quality is most noticeable in a situation. The landscape has remained predominantly rural in appearance. ...a predominantly… …   English dictionary

  • predominantly — adv. Predominantly is used with these adjectives: ↑composed, ↑concerned, ↑conservative, ↑male, ↑masculine, ↑negative, ↑rural Predominantly is used with these verbs: ↑concentrate, ↑consist, ↑feed, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • predominantly */ — UK [prɪˈdɒmɪnəntlɪ] / US [prɪˈdɑmɪnəntlɪ] adverb mainly, or mostly Cesares spent 10 years working predominantly in opera. The women employed in the mines were predominantly young and unmarried …   English dictionary

  • predominantly — adverb In a predominant manner. Most commonly or frequently by a large margin. The membership is predominantly elderly, 90% are over age 60. Syn: primarily, principally …   Wiktionary

  • predominantly — pre|dom|i|nant|ly [prıˈdɔmınəntli US ˈda: ] adv mostly or mainly ▪ The city s population is predominantly Irish …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • predominantly — adverb mostly or mainly: The city s population is predominantly Irish …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • predominantly — [prɪˈdɒmənənt(ə)li] adv mainly a predominantly Catholic country[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • predominantly — predominant ► ADJECTIVE 1) present as the strongest or main element. 2) having the greatest control or power. DERIVATIVES predominance noun predominantly adverb …   English terms dictionary

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