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Definition 1: a superiority in numbers or amount - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where preponderance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a preponderance of evidence against the defendant

Synonyms for preponderance in the sense of this definition

(preponderance is a kind of ...) the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals

"the number of parameters is small" "the figure was about a thousand"

Definition 2: exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where preponderance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale

(preponderance is a kind of ...) the property of being comparatively great in weight

"the heaviness of lead"

Definition 3: superiority in power or influence - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where preponderance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(preponderance is a kind of ...) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

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