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preponderance

pre·pon·der·ance

preponderance

 
 
pronunciation:
pr pan d rns
part of speech: noun
definition: superiority in amount, strength, significance, weight, or the like.
There is a preponderance of small colleges on their list of the top liberal arts schools.In looking at the Middle Ages, we see a preponderance of religious belief over scientific theory.
synonyms:
predominance