preponderance


pre·pon·der·ance

noun \pri-ˈpän-d(ə-)rən(t)s\

: a greater amount or number of something

Full Definition of PREPONDERANCE

1
:  a superiority in weight, power, importance, or strength
2
a :  a superiority or excess in number or quantity
b :  majority

Examples of PREPONDERANCE

  1. <not since Rome in its glory days had a nation enjoyed such overwhelming military preponderance>
  2. <a preponderance of the evidence points to the guilt of the defendant>

First Known Use of PREPONDERANCE

1681

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