preponderant


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pre·pon·der·ant

 (prĭ-pŏn′dər-ənt)
adj.
1. Having superior force, importance, or influence: "No big modern war has been won without preponderant sea power" (Samuel Eliot Morison).
2. Having greater weight; heavier.

pre·pon′der·ant·ly adv.
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preponderant

(prɪˈpɒndərənt)
adj
greater in weight, force, influence, etc
preˈponderantly adv
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pre•pon•der•ant

(prɪˈpɒn dər ənt)

adj.
superior in weight, force, influence, numbers, etc.; predominant: a preponderant misconception.
[1650–60; < Latin]
pre•pon′der•ant•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.preponderant - having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
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preponderant

adjective
Exercising controlling power or influence:
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preponderant

[prɪˈpɒndərənt] ADJpreponderante, predominante
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preponderant

adjüberwiegend
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preponderant

[prɪˈpɒndrnt] adjpreponderante
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References in classic literature ?
'Middlemarch' (1872), which is perhaps her masterpiece, it seems to some critics decidedly too preponderant, giving to her novels too much the atmosphere of psychological text-books; and along with it goes much introduction of the actual facts of nineteenth century science.
And it is in fresh water that we find seven genera of Ganoid fishes, remnants of a once preponderant order: and in fresh water we find some of the most anomalous forms now known in the world, as the Ornithorhynchus and Lepidosiren, which, like fossils, connect to a certain extent orders now widely separated in the natural scale.
Hezbollah's pretexts to intervene in order to defend holy sanctuaries and villages only served to turn the war into a struggle between the regime and the preponderant majority, the deputy argued.
S'exprimant lors de la reunion elargie, le Premier ministre turc a souligne l'excellence des relations unissant le Royaume et la Turquie dans plusieurs domaines, saluant a cet egard le role de plus en plus preponderant du Maroc sur les scenes regionale et internationale.
En realite, selon les experts, si le Front Al-Nosra est l'organisation la plus connue, elle n'est pas la plus importante et les formations islamistes sont bien plus nombreuses, sans parler de l'ASL qui est de loin le groupe arme preponderant.
La region de Chtouka Ait Baha, en particulier, est consideree comme un bastion de l'agriculture de l'export dont les ouvriers jouent constamment un role preponderant sans que ces derniers profitent de leur effort colossal dans le developpement de la productivite qui se hisse au plus haut degre en termes de qualite et de tracabilite.
Public procurement, defined as the procurement of goods, services or works by the public sector, accounts for 16% of European GDP but is preponderant in various policies, notes the green paper's introduction: innovation, where public procurement can improve companies' conditions; the environment, where it can support the transition towards low-carbon resources; or policy on more effective use of public funds, important in the context of tight budgets and economic difficulties.
Mirza dismissed the impression that Pakhtuns had any nexus with terrorist elements, adding that the preponderant number in extremist organizations comprised of people from various ethnicity and backgrounds.
He said Pakistan could not win against the "hydra-headed global menace" of terrorism without international support and in fact no country, however preponderant, could defeat terrorism alone.
It does not do to have a preponderant pro-Israeli bloc, crushing alternative opinions.