Predominant in influence, number, or importance: the preponderant influence of the US within the alliance
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- ‘It would be easy to see that this preponderant influence which would accrue to a very large unit could be abused, and would in any case be resented by all the other constituent units.’
- Unions exercise a preponderant influence only because, in the Eighties, the country abandoned socialist political programmes under a socialist president.
- The nation, moreover, continues to enjoy the preponderant influence among national actors in determining what issues do and do not dominate the organization's agenda.
late Middle English: from Latin preponderant- 'weighing more', from the verb praeponderare (see preponderate).
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- The English naval forces comprised 34 royal warships and some 170 privately owned ships, preponderantly drawn from East Anglia and Kent.
- Howard's use of paint seems eminently sensuous, as do her colors, which in this show were preponderantly red-hued.
- He finds that the National Science Foundation's research awards go preponderantly to fifteen universities.