Preponderant
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • prépondérant — prépondérant, ante [ prepɔ̃derɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1723; lat. præponderans, de præponderare « peser plus, l emporter » ♦ Qui a plus de poids, qui l emporte en autorité, en influence. ⇒ dominant, supérieur. Rôle prépondérant. « La place prépondérante… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • prépondérant — prépondérant, ante (pré pon dé ran, ran t ) adj. 1°   Qui a plus de poids qu un autre ; qui est supérieur par la considération. •   Sans le voyage de Vasco de Gama, Venise devenait la puissance prépondérante de l Europe, VOLT. Moeurs, 141.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • preponderant — PREPONDERÁNT, Ă adj. v. preponderent. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  PREPONDERÁNT, Ă adj. v. preponderent. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • preponderant — index cardinal (basic), cardinal (outstanding), compelling, dominant, influential, predominant …   Law dictionary

  • preponderant — mid 15c., from L. praeponderantem, prp. of praeponderare (see PREPONDERATE (Cf. preponderate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • preponderant — preponderant, preponderating *dominant, predominant, paramount, sovereign Analogous words: *supreme, preeminent, transcendent, surpassing: outstanding, salient, signal (see NOTICEABLE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • preponderant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ predominant in influence, number, or importance. DERIVATIVES preponderance noun preponderantly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • preponderant — [prē pän′dər ənt, pripän′dər ənt] adj. [L praeponderans, prp.] that preponderates; greater in amount, weight, power, influence, importance, etc.; predominant SYN. DOMINANT preponderance n. preponderancy preponderantly adv …   English World dictionary

  • preponderant — adjective Preponderating; outweighing; overbalancing; used literally and figuratively; as, a preponderant weight; of preponderant importance …   Wiktionary

  • preponderant — preponderantly, adv. /pri pon deuhr euhnt/, adj. superior in weight, force, influence, numbers, etc.; prevailing: a preponderant misconception. [1650 60; < L praeponderant (s. of praeponderans), prp. of praeponderare to outweigh. See PRE , PONDER …   Universalium

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