The condition or fact of being dominant.

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(ˈdɒmɪnəns) or


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(ˈdɒm ə nəns)


1. the condition of being dominant.

2. control or ascendancy; rule.

3. Psychol. the disposition of an individual to assert control in dealing with others.

4. Animal Behav.

a. high status in a social group, often as a result of aggressive behavior, involving prior access to food, mates, space, etc.

b. hierarchical rank in a social group in terms of dominant and submissive behavior.

5. the normal tendency for one side of the brain to be more important than the other in controlling certain functions.

Sometimes, dom′i•nan•cy.


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Noun1.dominance - superior development of one side of the body

bodily property - an attribute of the body

2.dominancedominance - the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

condition, status - a state at a particular time; a condition (or state) of disrepair; the current status of the arms negotiations

ascendant, ascendent - position or state of being dominant or in control; that idea was in the ascendant

supremacy, domination, mastery - power to dominate or defeat; mastery of the seas

predominance, predomination, prepotency - the state of being predominant over others

dominion, rule - dominance or power through legal authority; France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa; the rule of Caesar

regulation - the state of being controlled or governed

absolutism, despotism, tyranny - dominance through threat of punishment and violence

monopoly - exclusive control or possession of something; They have no monopoly on intelligence

3.dominance - the organic phenomenon in which one of a pair of alleles present in a genotype is expressed in the phenotype and the other allele of the pair is not

genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals

4.dominancedominance - the power or right to give orders or make decisions; he has the authority to issue warrants; deputies are given authorization to make arrests; a place of potency in the state

power of appointment - authority given (in a will or deed) by a donor to a donee to appoint the beneficiaries of the donors property

control - power to direct or determine; under control

carte blanche - complete freedom or authority to act

command - the power or authority to command; an admiral in command

imperium - supreme authority; absolute dominion

lordship - the authority of a lord

muscle - authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way); the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign

sovereignty - the authority of a state to govern another state

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noun control, government, power, rule, authority, command, sway, domination, supremacy, mastery, ascendancy, paramountcy Theyre unpopular for their dominance over the community.

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1. The condition or fact of being dominant:

2. The act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled:

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[ˈdɒmɪnəns] N

1. (= supremacy) [of person] → dominio m (over sobre) [of class, nation] → dominio m, dominación f (over sobre)

3. (Bio, Ecol) [of gene, species, male] → dominancia f

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(ˈdominənt) adjective

ruling; most important; strongest. the dominant group in society; Green was the dominant colour in the room.

ˈdominance nounˈdominate (-neit) verb

1. to have command or influence (over). The stronger man dominates the weaker.

2. to be most strong or most noticeable etc (in). The skyline is dominated by the castle.

ˌdomiˈnation noun

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n. dominancia, predominio.

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