preponderant

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

adjective

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

Origin of preponderant

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

SYNONYMS FOR preponderant

overpowering, overruling, major, dominant.

Related forms

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

preponderant

/ (prɪˈpɒndərənt) /

adjective

greater in weight, force, influence, etc

Derived Forms

preponderantly, adverb
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