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Synonyms for dominance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laterality, dominance(noun)

    superior development of one side of the body

    potency, lateralization, handedness, authorisation, laterality, ascendancy, authority, say-so, ascendency, ascendance, lateralisation, control, ascendence, authorization

  2. dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control(noun)

    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"

    controller, laterality, restraint, ascendance, authorization, mastery, control, say-so, ascendency, control condition, potency, command, authority, ascendancy, ascendence, authorisation

  3. dominance(noun)

    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

    potency, authorisation, laterality, ascendancy, authority, say-so, ascendance, ascendency, control, ascendence, authorization

  4. authority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-so(noun)

    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"

    potence, potency, government agency, potentiality, federal agency, assurance, ascendance, authorization, ascendency, control, strength, effectiveness, self-confidence, laterality, potential, say-so, self-assurance, agency, dictum, ascendancy, sanction, sureness, confidence, bureau, office, authority, empowerment, ascendence, authorisation, mandate, pronouncement

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dominance

    lordship, mastery, superiority, preponderance, prevalence

    inferiority, subjection, serve, tude, weakness, inprevalence, minority

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dominance":

    domination, predominance, domain, hegemony, supremacy, preponderance, prevalence, predominating, pre-eminence

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. dominance

    Neurology Cerebral dominance

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  1. John Kennedy:

    There are plenty of markets all over the world open to cheaters, but America can't afford to be one of them. China is on a glidepath to dominance and is cheating at every turn, for too long, Chinese companies have disregarded U.S. reporting standards, misleading our investors.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    One must create a personal aura and environment of strength and dominance in order to avoid physical conflict.

  3. John Neely Kennedy:

    China is on a glidepath to dominance and is cheating at every turn.

  4. Ken Paxton:

    This apparent coordination between hedge funds, trading platforms, and web servers to shut down threats to their market dominance is shockingly unprecedented and wrong.

  5. Chetan Dube:

    If Amelia is to become the most faithful service agent, she also needs to be able to respond to man’s need to communicate with somebody who can understand emotions—not just a robotic ‘Press 1 for this’ and ‘Press 7 for that,’ amelia’s emotional quotient is modeled in a three-dimensional space: pleasure, arousal, dominance—the PAD modeling system. We are in trials with a telco company, and there is a certain demeanor that Amelia is required to have if your contract is coming up for renewal. Her emotional reaction to you is supposed to be very different based on where you are in the contract or your level of angst with the service.

Translations for dominance

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  • преобладаване, господствоBulgarian
  • dominanceCzech
  • Dominanz, HerrschaftGerman
  • تسلط داشتنPersian
  • hallitsevuus, hallinta, dominoivuusFinnish
  • dominanceFrench
  • דומיננטיותHebrew
  • դոմինանտություն, իշխանությունArmenian
  • dominationemLatin
  • dominantie, overheersingDutch
  • dominacjaPolish
  • controle, dominância, domínioPortuguese
  • доминирование, доминантность, преобладание, господствоRussian
  • chiếm ưu thếVietnamese
  • 霸主地位Chinese

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