Definition of preponderant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prɪˈpɒndərənt//
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈpɑːndərənt//
[usually before noun] (formal)
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larger in number or more important than other people or things in a group Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin preponderant- ‘weighing more’, from the verb praeponderare, from prae ‘before’ + ponderare ‘weigh, consider’.
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