adverb see preponderant

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

  • Preponderantly — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preponderantly — See preponderant. * * * …   Universalium

  • preponderantly — adverb In a preponderant manner …   Wiktionary

  • preponderantly — adv. in the manner of outweighing, in the manner of being heavier …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preponderantly — pre·pon·der·ant·ly …   English syllables

  • preponderantly — See: preponderant …   English dictionary

  • preponderantly — adverb much greater in number or influence the patients are predominantly indigenous • Syn: ↑predominantly • Derived from adjective: ↑preponderant, ↑predominant (for: ↑predominantly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • preponderant — pre|pon|de|rant [prıˈpɔndərənt US ˈpa:n ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of praeponderare to weigh more than ] main, most important, or most frequent >preponderantly adv ▪ the preponderantly female staff at… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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