|1.||[ noun ] exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight|
"the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale"
|Related terms:||heaviness preponderate|
|2.||[ noun ] superiority in power or influence|
"the preponderance of good over evil" "the preponderance of wealth and power"
|Related terms:||power preponderate|
|3.||[ noun ] a superiority in numbers or amount|
"there is a preponderance of Blacks in our prisons"
|Related terms:||number predominate|