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 for predominant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Predominant \Pre*dom"i*nant\, a. [Cf. F. pr['e]dominant. See
     Having the ascendency over others; superior in strength,
     influence, or authority; prevailing; as, a predominant color;
     predominant excellence.
     [1913 Webster]
           Those help . . . were predominant in the king's mind.
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           Foul subordination is predominant.       --Shak.
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     Syn: Prevalent; superior; prevailing; ascendant; ruling;
          reigning; controlling; overruling.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: most frequent or common; "prevailing winds" [syn:
             prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant,
      2: having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood
         among policy-makers is optimism" [syn: overriding,
         paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "predominant":
     all-absorbing, arch, ascendant, at the head, average, banner,
     besetting, boss, capital, cardinal, central, champion, chief,
     commanding, common, controlling, crowning, current, dominant,
     epidemic, first, focal, foremost, general, governing, great, head,
     headmost, hegemonic, hegemonistic, highest, important,
     in ascendancy, in charge, in chief, in the ascendant, influential,
     leading, magisterial, main, major, master, normal, number one,
     on the throne, ordinary, outstanding, overbearing, overriding,
     overruling, pandemic, paramount, popular, predominate,
     predominating, preeminent, premier, prepollent, preponderant,
     preponderate, prepotent, prevailing, prevalent, primal, primary,
     prime, principal, rampant, ranking, regnant, regulating,
     regulative, regulatory, reigning, rife, routine, ruling, running,
     sovereign, standard, star, stellar, stereotyped, supereminent,
     superior, supreme, swaying, telling, topflight, topmost,
     transcendant, uppermost, usual

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