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preponderance (noun) being in a larger number or quantities than others in the same group

If there is a preponderance of whites in the business sector, there are more whites than colored people in it. A preponderance of one variety of fish in a lake is the presence of a larger number of that variety of fish in the lake than the other varieties of fish. A preponderance of men in the services is the larger number of men than women in the services.

  • The preponderance of Indians in the software sector in the US is due to their hardworking nature, and the relatively lower wages they accept. They are more in number than the others because they are willing to work and can be hired for less pay.
  • They have taken this measure to reduce the preponderance of men over women in certain strategic jobs. Women have been agitating for more women to be recruited to the jobs.
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