(Latin: before [both in time and place])
The prefix prae- can actually be substituted for pre- because both of them are different spellings for the same prefix meaning "before".
2. Relating to being or occurring before this world came into existence.
2. Excess numbers or being greater in amounts: The preponderance of poor people is increasing more and more on a global scale.
Estimates indicate that there is a preponderance of women among the older populations.
There is a preponderance of lawyers in the U.S. Congress compared to other professions.