Preponder

Pre*pon"der

(?) v. t. To preponderate. [Obs.]
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Pre*pon"der*ance

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Pre*pon"der*an*cy

(?), } n. [Cf. F. prpondrance.] 1. The quality or state of being preponderant; superiority or excess of weight, influence, or power, etc.; an outweighing.
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The mind should . . . reject or receive proportionably to the preponderancy of the greater grounds of probability.
Locke.
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In a few weeks he had changed the relative position of all the states in Europe, and had restored the equilibrium which the preponderance of one power had destroyed.
Macaulay.
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2. (Gun.) The excess of weight of that part of a canon behind the trunnions over that in front of them.
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