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Noun: preponderance  pri'pón-du-run(t)s
  1. Superiority in power or influence
    "the preponderance of good over evil"; "the preponderance of wealth and power"
     
  2. A superiority in numbers or amount
    "a preponderance of evidence against the defendant";
    - prevalence
     
  3. Exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight
    "the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale"

Derived forms: preponderances

Type of: figure, heaviness, number, power, powerfulness, weightiness

Encyclopedia: Preponderance