Definition of preponderant
1 : having superior weight, force, or influence
2 : having greater prevalence
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Polls found the initial Republican legislation faced preponderant public opposition: A late March Quinnipiac University survey found that fewer than one in five adults supported it, while 56 percent opposed it.
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Definition of preponderant for English Language Learners
: greater in number, force, or importance
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