Preponderation
Preponderation Pre*pon`der*a"tion, n. [L. praeponderatio.] The act or state of preponderating; preponderance; as, a preponderation of reasons. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

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  • preponderation — index generality (bulk), majority (greater part), preponderance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • preponderation — noun The act or state of preponderating; preponderance; as, a preponderation of reasons …   Wiktionary

  • preponderation — noun see preponderate I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preponderation — See preponderately. * * * …   Universalium

  • preponderation — n. Outweighing, preponderance …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • preponderation — pre·pon·der·a·tion …   English syllables

  • preponderation — prēˌpändəˈrāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin praeponderation , praeponderatio, from Latin praeponderatus (past participle of praeponderare) + ion , io ion 1. : preponderance 2. archaic …   Useful english dictionary

  • preponderate — preponderation, n. /pri pon deuh rayt /, v.i., preponderated, preponderating. 1. to exceed something else in weight; be the heavier. 2. to incline downward or descend, as one scale or end of a balance, because of greater weight; be weighed down.… …   Universalium

  • Apprehension — Ap pre*hen sion, n. [L. apprehensio: cf. F. appr[ e]hension. See {Apprehend}.] 1. The act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of seizing or taking by legal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preponderate — I. verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin praeponderatus, past participle of praeponderare, from prae + ponder , pondus weight more at pendant Date: 1623 intransitive verb 1. to exceed in weight 2. to exceed in influence, power, or importance 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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