- superior in weight, force, influence, numbers, etc.; prevailing: a preponderant misconception.
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Becoming established, it became noxious,—preponderantly noxious.Not Paul, But Jesus
The character of the sexual manifestation showed itself to be preponderantly masturbatic.
Hitherto the sexual impulse has been preponderantly autoerotic; it now finds the sexual object.
That city was preponderantly disloyal, and had to be garrisoned with Union troops.The Ifs of History
Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
The coast was preponderantly English, but the later tides of continental immigration flowed across to the free lands.The Frontier in American History
Frederick Jackson Turner
- greater in weight, force, influence, etc
mid-15c., from Latin praeponderantem (nominative praeponderans), present participle of praeponderare (see preponderate).