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preponderant

[ pri-pon-der-uhnt ]
/ prɪˈpɒn dər ənt /
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adjective

superior in weight, force, influence, numbers, etc.; prevailing: a preponderant misconception.

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Origin of preponderant

1650–60; <Latin praeponderant- (stem of praeponderāns), present participle of praeponderāre to outweigh. See pre-, ponder, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM preponderant

pre·pon·der·ant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for preponderant

preponderant
/ (prɪˈpɒndərənt) /

adjective

greater in weight, force, influence, etc

Derived forms of preponderant

preponderantly, adverb
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