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Definition of "preponderant" [pre•pon•der•ant]

  • Having superior weight, force, importance, or influence. See Synonyms at dominant. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "preponderant" in a sentence
  • "Gertzman argues that moral reformers during this period were “correct to claim that the traffic in ‘pornography’ was vigorous in the 1920s and 1930s, and that Jews were preponderant as distributors of gallantiana erotic fiction, avant-garde sexually explicit novels, sex pulps, sexology, and the most flagitious materials.”"
  • "As an archipelagic state, Indonesia is understandably wary of China becoming the preponderant maritime power in the Asia Pacific."
  • "• From Genesis to Revelation, the preponderant biblical voice condemns the vast disparities of poverty and wealth that conservative policies cause and actively maintain."