preponderance

[ pri-pon-der-uhns ]
/ prɪˈpɒn dər əns /

noun

the fact or quality of being preponderant; superiority in weight, power, numbers, etc.: The preponderance of votes is against the proposal.

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Sometimes pre·pon·der·an·cy .

Origin of preponderance

First recorded in 1675–85; preponder(ant) + -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for preponderance

preponderance

preponderancy (prɪˈpɒndərənsɪ)

/ (prɪˈpɒndərəns) /

noun

the quality of being greater in weight, force, influence, etcthe preponderance of right-handed people
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