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Preponderant Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    preponderant adj : having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism" [syn: overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderating]
Preponderant Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Preponderant \Pre*pon"der*ant\, a. [L. praeponderans, -antis: cf. F. pr['e]pond['e]rant. See Preponderate.] Preponderating; outweighing; overbalancing; -- used literally and figuratively; as, a preponderant weight; of preponderant importance. -- Pre*pon"der*ant*ly, adv.
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