preponderant

[pri-pon-der-uhnt]
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Origin of preponderant

1650–60; < Latin praeponderant- (stem of praeponderāns), present participle of praeponderāre to outweigh. See pre-, ponder, -ant
Related formspre·pon·der·ant·ly, adverb

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overpowering, overruling, major, dominant.
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preponderant

adjective
  1. greater in weight, force, influence, etc
Derived Formspreponderantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for preponderant
adj.

mid-15c., from Latin praeponderantem (nominative praeponderans), present participle of praeponderare (see preponderate).

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