What does preponderance mean?

Definitions for preponderanceprɪˈpɒn dər əns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preponderance(noun)

    superiority in power or influence

    "the preponderance of good over evil"; "the preponderance of wealth and power"

  2. preponderance, prevalence(noun)

    a superiority in numbers or amount

    "a preponderance of evidence against the defendant"

  3. preponderance(noun)

    exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight

    "the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale"


  1. preponderance(Noun)

    Excess or superiority of weight, influence, or power, etc.; an outweighing.

  2. preponderance(Noun)

    The excess of weight of that part of a cannon behind the trunnions over that in front of them.

  3. preponderance(Noun)

    The greater portion of the weight.

  4. preponderance(Noun)

    The majority.

  5. Origin: From praepondero, from prae- + pondero

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preponderance(noun)

    alt. of Preponderancy


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preponderance in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preponderance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Brewer:

    The great preponderance of people who are drinking too much are not candidates for specialized treatment but they can be helped in other ways.

  2. Judge Susan Garsh:

    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.

  3. State John Kerry on Tuesday:

    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.

  4. Travis Pickering:

    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.

  5. Lawyer Ted Wells:

    'I believe the conclusions have been proven by the preponderance of the evidence standard, i used the words 'more probable than not' because that is what is in the rules, because I thought it was appropriate when people read my report to always make sure that they understood the burden of proof that I was following.

Images & Illustrations of preponderance

  1. preponderancepreponderancepreponderance

Translations for preponderance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • převaha, přesilaCzech
  • preponderențăRomanian
  • превосходство, преимуществоRussian

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