preponderance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word preponderance

(noun) superiority in power or influence
Example Sentence
  • the preponderance of good over evil
  • the preponderance of wealth and power

(noun) a superiority in numbers or amount
Synonyms : prevalence
Example Sentence
  • a preponderance of evidence against the defendant

(noun) exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight
Example Sentence
  • the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for preponderance

ponderous means weighty, preponderance may be remembered as something having heavy weight, quantity or power
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by bloomflora

prePONDeRANCe...In monetary value, the POUND is superior to the FRANC.
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by dshefman

pre- pond- e - rance. Consider only pond and d(r)ance .. Earlier times witnessed lot of kings enjoying dance with decorations around ponds and lakes !! So this means superiority of power, quality.
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by sh_kk

pre(b4)+ponder(think)= such a heavy or large in no. dat u have to ponder about it before..
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