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Main vs. Predominant — What's the Difference?

Main vs. Predominant — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Main and Predominant

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Main

Most important; principal.
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Predominant

Having the most importance, influence, or force
The predominant theory in the field.
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Main

Exerted to the utmost; sheer
"They took her off the sled by main strength" (Jack London).
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Predominant

Most common or conspicuous; main or prevalent
"Egrets, gulls and small mammals are the predominant wildlife on the island these days" (Dan McCoubrey).
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Main

(Nautical) Connected to or located near the mainmast
A main skysail.
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Predominant

Common or widespread; prevalent.
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Main

(Obsolete) Of or relating to a continuous area or stretch, as of land or water.
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Predominant

Significant or important; dominant.
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Main

The chief or largest part
His ideas are, in the main, impractical.
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Predominant

(music) A subdominant.
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Main

The principal pipe or conduit in a system for conveying water, gas, oil, or other utility.
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Predominant

Having the ascendency over others; superior in strength, influence, or authority; prevailing; as, a predominant color; predominant excellence.
Those help . . . were predominant in the king's mind.
Foul subordination is predominant.
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Main

Physical strength
Fought with might and main.
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Predominant

Most frequent or common;
Prevailing winds
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Main

A mainland.
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Predominant

Having superior power and influence;
The predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism
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Main

The open ocean.
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Main

A mainsail.
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Main

A mainmast.
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Main

The main dish of a meal
"Unsurprisingly, the mains and their house-made condiments were the standouts of a recent meal" (Lindsey Tramuta).
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Main

Of chief or leading importance; prime, principal.
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Main

Chief, most important, or principal in extent, size, or strength; consisting of the largest part.
Main timbers
Main branch of a river
Main body of an army
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Main

Full, sheer, undivided.
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Main

(dialectal) Big; angry.
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Main

(nautical) Belonging to or connected with the principal mast in a vessel.
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Main

(obsolete) Great in size or degree; important, powerful, strong, vast.
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Main

Exceedingly, extremely, greatly, mightily, very, very much.
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Main

To mainly play a specific character or side, or with specific equipment, during a game.
He mains the same character as me in that game.
What race do you main and what is your favourite race to beat?
For new players, I recommend maining the dagger and using the axe as a backup weapon.
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Main

(obsolete) To convert (a road) into a main or primary road.
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Main

That which is chief or principal; the chief or main portion; the bulk, the greater part, gross.
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Main

(video gaming) The primary character that one plays in a video game in which one can play more than one character.
My WoW main has reached level cap and I’m on my way getting my first alt there as well.
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Main

A large cable or pipe providing utility service to an area or a building, such as a water main or electric main.
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Main

(informal) dish]] of a meal
I had scampi and chips for my main and a slice of cheesecake for dessert.
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Main

The high seas.
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Main

The mainland.
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Main

(nautical) mainsail
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Main

Force, power, strength, violent effort.
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Main

A hand or match in a game of dice.
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Main

The largest throw in a match at dice; in the game of hazard, a number from one to nine called out by a person before the dice are thrown.
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Main

A stake played for at dice.
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Main

A sporting contest or match, especially a cockfighting match.
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Main

A banker's shovel for coins.
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Main

A basket for gathering grapes.
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Main

A hand or match at dice.
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Main

A stake played for at dice.
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Main

The largest throw in a match at dice; a throw at dice within given limits, as in the game of hazard.
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Main

A match at cockfighting.
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Main

A main-hamper.
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Main

Strength; force; might; violent effort.
There were in this battle of most might and main.
He 'gan advance,With huge force, and with importable main.
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Main

The chief or principal part; the main or most important thing.
Resolved to rest upon the title of Lancaster as the main, and to use the other two . . . but as supporters.
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Main

The great sea, as distinguished from an arm, bay, etc. ; the high sea; the ocean.
With might and main they chased the murderous fox.
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Main

Very or extremely strong.
That current with main fury ran.
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Main

Vast; huge.
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Main

Unqualified; absolute; entire; sheer.
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Main

Principal; chief; first in size, rank, importance, etc.; as, the main reason to go; the main proponent.
Our main interest is to be happy as we can.
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Main

Important; necessary.
That which thou arightBelievest so main to our success, I bring.
That Maine which by main force Warwick did win.
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Main

Very; extremely; as, main heavy.
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Main

Any very large body of (salt) water
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Main

A principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage
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Main

Most important element;
The chief aim of living
The main doors were of solid glass
The principal rivers of America
The principal example
Policemen were primary targets
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Main

Of a clause; able to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence;
The main (or independent) clause in a complex sentence has at least a subject and a verb
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Main

Of force; of the greatest possible intensity;
By main strength
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