• WordNet 3.6
    • adj preponderant having superior power and influence "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Preponderant Preponderating; outweighing; overbalancing; -- used literally and figuratively; as, a preponderant weight; of preponderant importance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • preponderant Outweighing; preponderating; superior in weight, force, efficiency, or influence; predominant; prevalent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Preponderant outweighing: superior in weight, power, or influence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. praeponderans, -antis,: cf. F. prépondérant,. See Preponderate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. præ, before, ponderāre, -ātum, to weigh—pondus, a weight.


In literature:

Religion and the civil law claim a preponderating voice.
"Moral Principles and Medical Practice" by Charles Coppens
Preponderance of the Evidence.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
The preponderance of the large round water jugs in the Shinumo collection over that of Zuni is noticeable.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
Yet the gently-reared preponderate.
"Post-Prandial Philosophy" by Grant Allen
It has much increased since ancient times, there was a large preponderance of emotion.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
It is, however, not so, but a statement of the preponderance of public character and opinion in those States.
"Continental Monthly , Vol IV, Issue VI, December 1863" by Various
The painter wishes to mark the preponderance of matter in the one class and of spirit in the other.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Vol VIII" by Various
He was seconded by some other members; but the opinion of Marlborough preponderated.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Henry Marcellus Stokes, exercised a preponderant influence in city politics from 1917 to 1925.
"The Patient Observer" by Simeon Strunsky
Sometimes one flavour preponderated, sometimes another, and the sauce was always good.
"Six to Sixteen" by Juliana Horatia Ewing

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