• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Preponderancy (Gun) The excess of weight of that part of a canon behind the trunnions over that in front of them.
    • Preponderancy The quality or state of being preponderant; superiority or excess of weight, influence, or power, etc.; an outweighing. "The mind should . . . reject or receive proportionably to the preponderancy of the greater grounds of probability.""In a few weeks he had changed the relative position of all the states in Europe, and had restored the equilibrium which the preponderance of one power had destroyed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n preponderancy Same as preponderance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Preponderancy power or state of outweighing: excess of weight, number, or quantity: predominance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. prépondérance,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. præ, before, ponderāre, -ātum, to weigh—pondus, a weight.


In literature:

A harsh voice is one in which such unharmonic intervals preponderate.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
Since the downfall of the Roman Empire no such preponderating power had existed in the world.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
Indeed, it might happen that men would be in the preponderance.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
In the balance of politics it is seldom wise to make one scale preponderate by weights taken from another.
"Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
Unmarried mothers are overwhelmingly preponderant among the frivolous and weak-willed.
"Women's Wild Oats" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
The Emperor did not realize their preponderance until it was too late.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The life mode in both is sensitively sympathetic, or preponderantly sympathetic.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
The preponderance of causes cannot be precisely ascertained.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
These were probably placed there to break the apparent great preponderance of vertical lines.
"Ely Cathedral" by Anonymous
I do not know which preponderate.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson

In news:

Los Angeles was once known for our preponderance of programmatic buildings.
While I was driving past some of the thousands of construction sites around our valley, I couldn't help but notice a preponderance of two plants.
2YO 3-O T B Bob 9-5 4-Third Choice 2-1 1-Ethelred 3-1 5-Speedyberg 8-1 2-Preponderate 6-1 6-No Calcetines 12-1 SECOND-1 mile.
A criminal defendant who seeks to have counsel appointed at public expense bears the burden of proving indigency by a preponderance of the evidence, the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled.
"Almost everything, especially of government policy, is an inseparable compound of the two, so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded".
Urinary bladder pheochromocytoma has no sex predilection, but there is a slight female preponderance.1,2 Childhood pheochromocytomas are more commonly multicentric and extra adrenal and only 2% of these pheochromocytomas are malignant.2.
As I was driving down a busy street in St Paul last week, I noticed among the preponderance of political yard signs that one stood out.
Are you intimidated by the preponderance of video geek terminology.
Though one will note a preponderance of animal renderings in the Los Muros Hablan renderings, it wasn't all frogs and frog -killers in the Santurce streets.
The vast preponderance of news reporting about Hollywood concerns the weekly box-office race.
We have described a case of erosive osteoarthritis in 3 generations of women that supports a strong genetic component and female preponderance of the disease.
As I was driving down a busy street in St Paul, Minn. Last week, I noticed among the preponderance of political yard signs that one stood out.
The suggestion by defense council that this was consensual is preponderous .
The overwhelming preponderous of the evidence indicates that's mistaken.
Metzler says the preponderance of low-end wines has harmed sherry 's image, obscuring the visibility of quality products on the market.

In science:

Pairing, however, does not explain the J0 = 0 preponderance in typical shell-model situations with random interactions.
Order generated by random many-body dynamics
Using these results, we deduce the preponderance of spin–zero ground states in the TBRE.
The Two-Body Random Ensemble in Nuclei
This main section contains results about the information content of nuclear spectra, the preponderance of spin-0 ground states, and correlations between spectra with different quantum numbers.
The Two-Body Random Ensemble in Nuclei
The phenomenon of spin–zero preponderance seems a robust and rather generic feature which has received much attention since, see the reviews [19, 20] and references therein.
The Two-Body Random Ensemble in Nuclei
The dependence of the scaling factors r(J ) on J and the distribution of and correlations among the spectral widths σ(J ) together lead to an understanding of the preponderance of spin–zero ground states.
The Two-Body Random Ensemble in Nuclei