|n.||1.||The quality or state of being preponderant; superiority or excess of weight, influence, or power, etc.; an outweighing.|
The mind should . . . reject or receive proportionably to the preponderancy of the greater grounds of probability.
|2.||(Gun.) The excess of weight of that part of a canon behind the trunnions over that in front of them.|
|Noun||1.||preponderance - superiority in power or influence; "the preponderance of good over evil"; "the preponderance of wealth and power"|
|2.||preponderance - a superiority in numbers or amount; "there is a preponderance of Blacks in our prisons"|
|3.||preponderance - exceeding in heaviness; having greater weight; "the least preponderance in either pan will unbalance the scale"|