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dom·i·nance

 (dŏm′ə-nəns)
n.
The condition or fact of being dominant.

dominance

(ˈdɒmɪnəns) or

dominancy

n
control; ascendancy

dom•i•nance

(ˈdɒm ə nəns)

n.
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.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dominance - superior development of one side of the body
bodily property - an attribute of the body
2.dominance - the state that exists when one person or group has power over anotherdominance - 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.dominance - the power or right to give orders or make decisionsdominance - 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 donor's 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

dominance

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

dominance

noun
2. The act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled:
Translations
سَيْطَرَه، غالِبِيَّه
převahavláda
dominans
yfirráî

dominance

[ˈdɒmɪnəns] N
1. (= supremacy) [of person] → dominio m (over sobre) [of class, nation] → dominio m, dominación f (over sobre)
2. (= predominance) → predominio m
3. (Bio, Ecol) [of gene, species, male] → dominancia f

dominance

[ˈdɒmɪnəns] n (= supremacy) → domination f
dominance over sb → domination sur qn
to maintain its dominance [company, country, team] → maintenir sa domination

dominance

nVorherrschaft f (→ over über +acc), → Dominanz f (→ over über +acc) (also Biol)

dominance

[ˈdɒmɪnəns] n (influence) → influenza; (pre-eminence) → predominio

dominant

(ˈdominənt) adjective
ruling; most important; strongest. the dominant group in society; Green was the dominant colour in the room.
ˈdominance noun
ˈdominate (-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

dom·i·nance

n. dominancia, predominio.
References in classic literature ?
The tomb in the daytime, and when wreathed with fresh flowers, had looked grim and gruesome enough, but now, some days afterwards, when the flowers hung lank and dead, their whites turning to rust and their greens to browns, when the spider and the beetle had resumed their accustomed dominance, when the time-discolored stone, and dust-encrusted mortar, and rusty, dank iron, and tarnished brass, and clouded silver-plating gave back the feeble glimmer of a candle, the effect was more miserable and sordid than could have been imagined.
At first Edgar Caswall was courteous and polite, even thoughtful; but after a little while, when he found her resistance to his domination grow, he abandoned all forms of self-control and appeared in the same dominance as he had previously shown.
It was not, therefore, to be wondered at that his native dominance of character had full opportunity of asserting itself.
He was determined that he would question her as severely as he would question himself; and make them both, once and for all, either justify her dominance or renounce it.
What was required to control him was a strong hand, with tempered sternness and yet with the requisite touch of brutal dominance.
He was no gentle lamb, and the part of second fiddle would never do for the high-pitched dominance of his nature.
In these two romantic natures was manifest in a signal way that neglected phenomenon, the dominance of the sexual element in all the relations of life, strengthening, softening, and beautifying even those of consanguinity.
Its discontinuance may have been due to weariness on Steele's part or, since it was Whig in tone, to a desire to be done with partisan writing; at any rate, two months later, in March, 1711, of Marlborough's victory at Blenheim, secured the favor of the ministers of the day, and throughout almost all the rest of his life he held important political places, some even, thanks to Swift, during the period of Tory dominance.
It was his fortune to uphold, largely by the strength of his personality, the pseudo-classical ideals which Dryden and Addison had helped to form and whose complete dominance had contributed to Pope's success, in the period when their authority was being undermined by the progress of the rising Romantic Movement.
Living here alone with him, you have all grown under his dominance to an unreasonable extent.
Dominance interactions among females of the neotropical eusocial wasp Polistes ferreri Saussure, 1853 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae).
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasted the US and Zionists' dominance over global financial and oil markets and flow of money in the world, and called on the international community to establish rival markets.