Definition of preponderance
1 : a superiority in weight, power, importance, or strength
2a : a superiority or excess in number or quantityb : majority
Examples of preponderance in a Sentence
not since Rome in its glory days had a nation enjoyed such overwhelming military preponderance
a preponderance of the evidence points to the guilt of the defendant
Recent Examples of preponderance from the Web
American audiences seem to be growing weary of the preponderance of sequels and reboots of old franchises.
There was a preponderance of butt-packs and elaborate skirts with Victorian-style bustles.
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First Known Use of preponderance
PREPONDERANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of preponderance for English Language Learners
: a greater amount or number of something
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