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ˈdɒm ə nəntdom·i·nant

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  1. dominantadjective


  2. dominantadjective


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dominantnoun

    (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale

    dominant allele

    under(a), low-level, recessive, associate(a), assistant, infrequent, subordinate, adjunct, secondary

  2. dominant allele, dominantadjective

    an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different

    dominant allele

    associate(a), recessive, under(a), low-level, secondary, subordinate, assistant, infrequent, adjunct

  3. dominantadjective

    exercising influence or control

    "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"

    rife, prevalent, predominant, prevailing

    adjunct, associate(a), recessive, assistant, subordinate, infrequent, secondary, low-level, under(a)

  4. dominantadjective

    (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar

    rife, prevalent, predominant, prevailing

    under(a), infrequent, low-level, recessive, assistant, associate(a), adjunct, secondary, subordinate

  5. prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rifeadjective

    most frequent or common

    "prevailing winds"

    overabundant, rife, predominate, prevailing, predominant, plethoric, prevalent, preponderating, overriding, paramount, preponderant

    adjunct, recessive, low-level, subordinate, associate(a), infrequent, under(a), assistant, secondary

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  1. dominantadjective

    prevailing, ruling, predominant, predominating, ascendant, in the ascendant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dominantadjective

    predominant, prevailing, predominating, paramount

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  1. Rowan Sutton:

    And it was a surprise that the increase in greenhouse gases appears to have been the dominant factor.

  2. Kate Upton:

    The next day, I learned that I had been fired from the shoot. Someone had called my agency to say I had gotten fat. paul’s texting increased, telling me how excited Paul Marciano was to see me, that Paul Marciano wanted me to change in front of Paul Marciano so Paul Marciano could see my naked body getting into Paul Marciano clothes. Paul Marciano asked if I thought of Paul Marciano when I was posing sexy on set. All the language Paul Marciano used was extremely dominant and possessive. At one point, to avoid Paul coming to set, I told him my boyfriend was going to be there. He was absolutely furious at that. It was an emotional and non-stop battle of games, power struggles and creative avoidance tactics.

  3. Maurice Godelier:

    The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A chicken benefits not from her eggs; the honeybees cannot enjoy their honey; similarly, a writer earns nothing from its writing; and visionary one receives not profit from its vision. However, the dominant figures stay to contribute a little support for the continuation of such a selfish and monopolized system.

  5. Damian Collins:

    I believe there is considerable public interest in releasing these documents. They raise important questions about how Facebook treats users data, their policies for working with app developers, and how they exercise their dominant position in the social media market, we don't feel we have had straight answers from Facebook on these important issues, which is why we are releasing the documents.

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