preponderance

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noun pre·pon·der·ance \pri-ˈpän-d(ə-)rən(t)s\

Definition of preponderance

  1. 1 :  a superiority in weight, power, importance, or strength

  2. 2a :  a superiority or excess in number or quantityb :  majority

Examples of preponderance in a Sentence

  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

1681

First Known Use of preponderance

1681


PREPONDERANCE Defined for English Language Learners

preponderance

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noun pre·pon·der·ance \pri-ˈpän-d(ə-)rən(t)s\

Definition of preponderance for English Language Learners

  • : a greater amount or number of something



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