Definition of preponderance in English:

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Pronunciation: /prɪˈpɒnd(ə)r(ə)ns/


[mass noun]
The quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance: the preponderance of women among older people [count noun]: a preponderance of lower-paid jobs
More example sentences
  • Their apparent preponderance may be due to the fact that they have been the most commonly used corticosteroids.
  • This preponderance of Asians, particularly in the vast numbers of Japanese tourists the city attracts, has left its marks on the cuisine.
  • He also points to the troubling preponderance of women in teaching: there are now more women than men teaching in our secondary schools.
prevalence, predominance, dominance
bulk, majority, greater quantity, larger part, best/better part, main part, most, almost all, more than half, mass, weight, (main) body, lion's share, predominance, generality
advantage, upper hand, edge

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