predominantly

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Etymology[edit]

predominant +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

predominantly ‎(comparative more predominantly, superlative most predominantly)

  1. In a predominant manner. Most commonly or frequently by a large margin.
    The membership is predominantly elderly, 90% are over age 60.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 3
      Both groups are predominantly confined to areas with warm to tropical climates []

Usage notes[edit]

This adverb form of the adjective predominant is preferred over predominately (the adverb form of the adjective predominate), which is considered dated or non-standard.

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