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PREPONDERANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does preponderance mean? 

PREPONDERANCE (noun)
  The noun PREPONDERANCE has 3 senses:

1. superiority in power or influence
2. a superiority in numbers or amount
3. exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight

  Familiarity information: PREPONDERANCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREPONDERANCE (noun)


Sense 1preponderance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Superiority in power or influence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

the preponderance of good over evil / the preponderance of wealth and power

Hypernyms ("preponderance" is a kind of...):

power; powerfulness (possession of controlling influence)


Sense 2preponderance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A superiority in numbers or amount

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

preponderance; prevalence

Context example:

a preponderance of evidence against the defendant

Hypernyms ("preponderance" is a kind of...):

figure; number (the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals)


Sense 3preponderance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale

Hypernyms ("preponderance" is a kind of...):

heaviness; weightiness (the property of being comparatively great in weight)


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