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preponderant

[pri-pon-der-uh nt] /prɪˈpɒn dər ənt/
adjective
1.
superior in weight, force, influence, numbers, etc.; prevailing:
a preponderant misconception.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin praeponderant- (stem of praeponderāns), present participle of praeponderāre to outweigh. See pre-, ponder, -ant
Related forms
preponderantly, adverb
Synonyms
overpowering, overruling, major, dominant.
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  • The evidence of human activities as the cause of global warming is not conclusive but it is preponderant.
  • The temples will have an eerie feeling without his preponderant voice being spoken.
  • If the religious become numerically preponderant it may be that the atavistic battles of the past will come back to life.
British Dictionary definitions for preponderant

preponderant

/prɪˈpɒndərənt/
adjective
1.
greater in weight, force, influence, etc
Derived Forms
preponderantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for preponderant
adj.

mid-15c., from Latin praeponderantem (nominative praeponderans), present participle of praeponderare (see preponderate).

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