• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Preponderation The act or state of preponderating; preponderance; as, a preponderation of reasons.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n preponderation The act or state of preponderating or outweighing; preponderance.
    • n preponderation The act of pondering or mentally weighing beforehand.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Preponderation power or state of outweighing: excess of weight, number, or quantity: predominance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. praeponderatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. præ, before, ponderāre, -ātum, to weigh—pondus, a weight.


In literature:

To call a man bad is to say that the evil in him preponderates over the good.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
Sufficient that the evidence greatly preponderates in its favor.
"Coleridge's Literary Remains, Volume 4." by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
And on, by that preponderant weight, And downward, he was drawn.
"The Youth's Coronal" by Hannah Flagg Gould
For a moment it appeared doubtful which opinion would preponderate.
"A Visit To The United States In 1841" by Joseph Sturge
The narrow concentrated life of the feudal lord lent, undoubtedly, a great preponderance to domesticity in his affairs.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
As is the preponderance of the man, will be this inward brood.
"Essays Æsthetical" by George Calvert
Boys preponderate in the illegitimate lines.
"Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population" by George B. Louis Arner
The preponderance of the enemy in numbers had been great.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3" by Various
The scale, of course, now preponderated, and I received the full price I had demanded.
"The Book of Noodles" by W. A. Clouston
Slowly but surely we are lapsing into Bullo-doodledom, with a momentary preponderance of Bull.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various

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.
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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:

The preponderance of negative velocity gas at high pressures probably arises from material compressed by mass flows from the target stars or their neighbors in the early-type stellar associations.
Evidence and Implications of Pressure Fluctuations in the ISM
If the null lengths were distr ibuted in a Poissonian fashion, we would find a preponderance of one-pulse nulls and very few longer ones.
Radio Pulsars
However, the situation dramatically improved as we proceeded to NLO, where our default predictions, endowed with theoretical uncertainties estimated by moderate unphysical-scale variations, led to a satisfactory description of the HERA data in the preponderant part of the accessed phase space.
Inclusive Production of Single Hadrons with Finite Transverse Momenta in Deep-Inelastic Scattering at Next-to-Leading Order
All 5 sharing the same WR subtype can therefore be seen as an indication of the preponderance of late WC stars in the inner Milky Way.
Five WC9 stars discovered in the AAO/UKST H-alpha Survey
The preponderance of claimed elliptical hosts, where star formation is absent, argues against alternative short burst origins such as shortlived outflows from massive stellar collapses [477].
Gamma-Ray Bursts