Definitions for preponderanceprɪˈpɒn dər əns
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superiority in power or influence
"the preponderance of good over evil"; "the preponderance of wealth and power"
a superiority in numbers or amount
"a preponderance of evidence against the defendant"
exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight
"the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale"
Excess or superiority of weight, influence, or power, etc.; an outweighing.
The excess of weight of that part of a cannon behind the trunnions over that in front of them.
The greater portion of the weight.
Origin: From praepondero, from prae- + pondero
alt. of Preponderancy
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The great preponderance of people who are drinking too much are not candidates for specialized treatment but they can be helped in other ways.
The commonwealth has not met its burden of showing by the preponderance of evidence that the statement was made while the victim was under belief of actual imminent death.
We are certain that the preponderance of those attacks have been carried out by the regime, and we're putting together a portfolio of that data that supports that even as we speak now.
There is a preponderance of them here, and what we think is this is perhaps a specialization site, where they were working hides. And that is indicative of a very cognitively advanced sort of society.
Based on a preponderance of evidence available to me and facts revealed by the investigative team, I have decided to terminate Officer Miller's employment with the Arlington police department for exercising poor judgment.
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