Latin praeponderārepraeponderāt-prae-pre-ponderāreto weigh(s)pen- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinpraeponderatus, past participle of praeponderÄre (“to outweigh")
Preponderate Sentence Examples
Spanish and German elements preponderate in the foreign colonies.
In India the Sunnis greatly preponderate, but they usually share with the Shiahs their veneration for Hasan and Husain and strictly observe the Mohurrum.
Spinning members preponderate, but almost all the Manchester cotton merchants and cotton brokers have also joined the association.
But below that line natives of India greatly preponderate; of 26,908 appointments ranging between Boo and 60 a year, only 5205 were held by Europeans, 5420 by Eurasians and 16,283 by natives.
It is a remarkable geographical fact that on the rises and in the basins of moderate depth of the open ocean the organic oozes preponderate, but in the abysmal depressions below 2500 or 3000 fathoms, whether these lie in the middle or near the edges of the great ocean spaces, there is found only the red clay, with a minimum of calcium carbonate, though sometimes with a considerable admixture of the siliceous remains of radiolarians.