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Part of speech: noun


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To be superior in weight or power; often followed by over.

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "preponderate":

  1. 1. Boys preponderate in the illegitimate lines. - "Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population", George B. Louis Arner.
  2. This marks the function of a garden in a world where, but for its presence, the commonplace might preponderate; 'tis man's recreation ground, children's fairyland, bird's orchestra, butterfly's banquet. - "Garden-Craft Old and New", John D. Sedding.
  3. The digestive organs in early age preponderate considerably over the respiratory organs; whereas, on the contrary, in the healthy and well- formed adult, the thoracic cavity and organs of respiration manifest a greater relative proportion to the ventral cavity and organs. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.