Definition of Preponderant

1. Adjective. Having superior power and influence. "The predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"




Definition of Preponderant

1. a. Preponderating; outweighing; overbalancing; -- used literally and figuratively; as, a preponderant weight; of preponderant importance.

Definition of Preponderant

1. Adjective. Preponderating; outweighing; overbalancing; -- used literally and figuratively; as, a preponderant weight; of preponderant importance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preponderant

1. [adj]

Preponderant Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Preponderant Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Preponderant

preplant
preplanting
preplating
preplayoff
prepollence
prepollent
prepolymer
prepolymers
preponder
preponderance
preponderance of evidence
preponderance of the evidence
preponderances
preponderancies
preponderancy
preponderant (current term)
preponderantly
preponderate
preponderated
preponderately
preponderates
preponderating
preponderatingly
preponderation
preponderations
preponderence
prepone
preponed
preponement
prepones

Literary usage of Preponderant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The National Review edited by Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot (1860)
"Its peculiar nature threw preponderant power into the hands of the higher gentry and the nobility. The smaller boroughs had fallen by a kind of necessity of ..."

2. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to the Revolution by David Hume (1810)
"... having detached from her rival, by revolt, dominions so productive, France was now become obviously and eminently preponderant in the scale of Europe. ..."

3. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"During his government of thirty-two years, the course of events in Sicily continued under Hellenic agency, without the preponderant intervention of any ..."

4. Contracts and Combinations in Restraint of Trade by Albert Martin Kales (1918)
"SECTION 3 COMBINATIONS WHICH HAVE A preponderant POSITION BUT NO EXCLUDING PURPOSES OR PRACTICES § 60. Suppose now that we have, in a business normally free ..."

5. The Problem of Asia and Its Effect Upon International Policies by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1905)
"Gradually, as we have grown in strength, we have made good our claims to preponderant consideration in the Caribbean and at the Isthmus; we have obtained ..."

6. The Problem of Asia and Its Effect Upon International Policies by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1900)
"Gradually, as we have grown in strength, we have made good our claims to preponderant consideration in the Caribbean and at the Isthmus; we have obtained ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Preponderant

Search for Preponderant on Dictionary.com!Search for Preponderant on Thesaurus.com!Search for Preponderant on Google!Search for Preponderant on Wikipedia!

Search