preponderant

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. prepay,
  2. prepend,
  3. prepense,
  4. prepollex,
  5. preponderance,
  6. preponderate,
  7. preponderous,
  8. prepone,
  9. preportion,
  10. prepose

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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British Dictionary definitions for preponderant

preponderant

/ (prɪˈpɒndərənt) /

adjective

greater in weight, force, influence, etc
Derived Formspreponderantly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for preponderant

preponderant

adj.

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

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