AskDefine | Define preponderance

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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; "there is a preponderance of Blacks in our prisons" [syn: prevalence]
3 exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight; "the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale"

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  1. The quality or state of being preponderant; superiority or excess of weight, influence, or power, etc.; an outweighing.
  2. The excess of weight of that part of a cannon behind the trunnions over that in front of them.


state of being preponderant


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