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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.

preponderant

(prɪˈpɒndərənt)
adj
greater in weight, force, influence, etc
preˈponderantly adv

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.
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"

preponderant

adjective
Exercising controlling power or influence:
Translations

preponderant

[prɪˈpɒndərənt] ADJpreponderante, predominante

preponderant

adjüberwiegend

preponderant

[prɪˈpɒndrnt] adjpreponderante
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