Definition of predominantly in English:


Pronunciation /prəˈdämənəntlē/ /prəˈdɑmənəntli/


  • Mainly; for the most part.

    sentence adverb ‘it is predominantly a coastal bird’
    as submodifier ‘predominantly Russian areas’
    • ‘Figures also show that most incidents take place in busy urban areas and predominantly in the South of England.’
    • ‘The company says the auction mart site has been chosen because it is a predominantly light industrial area.’
    • ‘The area to the north and east of the appeal site is within a predominantly dense residential area.’
    • ‘Matt has been DJ-ing for about three years, in various styles but predominantly house and deep house.’
    • ‘The people who currently monitor electronic tags are predominantly low paid with minimal training.’
    • ‘Ten years ago, the choice was definitely predominantly white, with perhaps a narrow strip of colour.’
    • ‘Any guy who can drive a crowd like that from a predominantly solo acoustic set is talented to say the least.’
    • ‘As these trades were predominantly the domain of women there was originally a strong female contingent.’
    • ‘It is a show but not a contest, and, thankfully, the beauty of sport comes predominantly from the contest.’
    • ‘The future of the Welsh revival depends predominantly on the recuperative powers of their missing men.’
    • ‘The room is predominantly beige with a narrow white border close to the ceiling.’
    • ‘He informs me that the ground below Dublin consists predominantly of boulder clay.’
    • ‘The shirt will be predominantly claret and amber stripes on the front with an amber hoop around the top and a black collar.’
    • ‘All this is happening in a country that has predominantly an agriculture economy.’
    • ‘We know it is done predominantly for TV, but we might have to reflect on that.’
    • ‘At first the fact the audience was predominantly female surprised me, before I realised why.’
    • ‘Exports were predominantly raw materials and goods with a low level of processing.’
    • ‘The country is a British territory with a predominantly Christian population.’
    mainly, mostly, for the most part, chiefly, principally, primarily, predominately, preponderantly, in the main, on the whole, largely, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, typically, in general, generally, usually, commonly, as a rule
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/prəˈdämənəntlē/ /prəˈdɑmənəntli/