preponderance

noun pre·pon·der·ance \ pri-ˈpän-d(ə-)rən(t)s \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

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 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

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First Known Use of preponderance

1681

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PREPONDERANCE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of preponderance for English Language Learners

  • : a greater amount or number of something



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