Definition of preponderance in English:

preponderance

Syllabification: pre·pon·der·ance
Pronunciation: /prəˈpänd(ə)rəns
 
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noun

The quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance: the preponderance of women among older people forests with a preponderance of Apache pine
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.
Synonyms
prevalence, predominance, dominancebulk, majority, larger part, best/better partpredominance, dominance, ascendancy, supremacy, power

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