- superior in weight, force, influence, numbers, etc.; prevailing: a preponderant misconception.
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Related Words for preponderantdominant, overpowering, overriding, powerful, predominant, significant, superior
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When they arrived at the Persian court the influence of Pelopidas was preponderant with the Persian.Hellenica
But may not the areas of preponderant movement have changed in the lapse of ages?On the Origin of Species
The deeper zone in which anamorphism is preponderant is called the zone of anamorphism.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
In Spain itself the French party was preponderant, but not unopposed.Battles of English History
H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
Of these three motives the one last named has been preponderant.Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;
Clark S. Beardslee
- greater in weight, force, influence, etc
mid-15c., from Latin praeponderantem (nominative praeponderans), present participle of praeponderare (see preponderate).