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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. having superior power and influence;
- Example: "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
[syn: overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. -- Pre*pon"der*ant*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

preponderant adj 1: having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism" [syn: overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "preponderant": arch, ascendant, at the head, banner, boss, capital, cardinal, central, champion, chief, commanding, controlling, crowning, dominant, first, focal, foremost, general, governing, great, head, headmost, hegemonic, hegemonistic, in ascendancy, in charge, in chief, in the ascendant, leading, magisterial, main, master, on the throne, overbearing, overruling, paramount, predominant, predominate, preeminent, prepollent, preponderate, prepotent, prevailing, prevalent, primal, primary, prime, principal, ranking, regnant, regulating, regulative, regulatory, reigning, ruling, sovereign, star, stellar, supereminent, supreme, swaying, topflight