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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