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dom·i·nant

 (dŏm′ə-nənt)
adj.
1.
a. Exercising the most power, control, or influence: the dominant nations during the Cold War.
b. Most abundant or conspicuous; predominant: "[The fireplaces'] shallow brick arches are a relief from the dominant squares and verticals of the windows and doors" (Stephen A. Kliment).
2. Higher; overlooking: dominant hills.
3. Tending to be stronger than its counterpart or used for the most important tasks or in the most pressing situations: Which is your dominant eye? Throw the ball with your dominant arm.
4. Genetics Of, relating to, or being an allele that produces the same phenotypic effect in heterozygotes as in homozygotes.
5. Ecology Of, relating to, or being a species that is most characteristic of an ecological community and usually determines the presence, abundance, and type of other species.
6. Music Relating to or based on the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.
n.
1. Genetics A dominant allele or a trait produced by a dominant allele.
2. Ecology A dominant species.
3. Music The fifth tone of a diatonic scale.

[Middle English dominaunt, from Old French, from Latin domināns, dominant-, present participle of dominārī, to dominate; see dominate.]

dom′i·nant·ly adv.

dominant

(ˈdɒmɪnənt)
adj
1. having primary control, authority, or influence; governing; ruling
2. predominant or primary: the dominant topic of the day.
3. occupying a commanding position
4. (Genetics) genetics
a. (of an allele) producing the same phenotype in the organism irrespective of whether the allele of the same gene is identical or dissimilar
b. (of a character) controlled by such a gene
Compare recessive2
5. (Music, other) music of or relating to the fifth degree of a scale
6. (Environmental Science) ecology (of a plant or animal species within a community) more prevalent than any other species and determining the appearance and composition of the community
n
7. (Genetics) genetics
a. a dominant allele or character
b. an organism having such an allele or character
8. (Music, other) music
a. the fifth degree of a scale and the second in importance after the tonic
b. a key or chord based on this
9. (Environmental Science) ecology a dominant plant or animal in a community
ˈdominantly adv

dom•i•nant

(ˈdɒm ə nənt)

adj.
1. ruling or controlling; having or exerting authority.
2. occupying a commanding or elevated position.
3. predominant; chief or foremost.
4. Genetics.
a. of or pertaining to that allele of a gene pair that masks the effect of the other when both are present in the same cell or organism.
b. of or pertaining to the hereditary trait determined by such an allele.
5. pertaining to or based on the dominant in music.
n.
6. Genetics.
a. the dominant allele of a gene pair.
b. the individual carrying such an allele.
c. a dominant trait.
Compare recessive (def. 3).
7. the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.
8. Ecol. any plant or sometimes animal that by virtue of its abundance, size, or habits exerts such an influence on the conditions of an area as to determine what other organisms can live there.
[1525–35; < Latin dominant-]
dom′i•nant•ly, adv.
syn: dominant, predominant, paramount describe something outstanding or supreme. dominant applies to something that exerts control or influence: the dominant powers at an international conference. predominant applies to something that is foremost at a specific time: English is one of the world's predominant languages. paramount refers to something that is first in rank or order: Safety is of paramount importance.

dom·i·nant

(dŏm′ə-nənt)
1. Relating to the form of a gene that expresses a trait, such as hair color, in an individual organism. The dominant form of a gene suppresses the counterpart, or recessive, form located on the other of a pair of chromosomes. See more at inheritance. Compare recessive.
2. Being a species that has the greatest effect on other species within its ecological community. For example, in a forest where tall oaks are dominant, the shade they create and the acorns they produce help to determine what other species can thrive there.

dominant

In genetics, used to describe a trait or gene that suppresses expression of its paired trait or gene.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dominant - (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
2.dominant - an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
allele, allelomorph - (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character; "some alleles are dominant over others"
Adj.1.dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
superior - of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler"
subordinate, low-level - lower in rank or importance
2.dominant - (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
recessive - (of genes) producing its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical
3.dominant - most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"
frequent - coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints"

dominant

adjective
3. assertive, confident, forceful, decided, firm, demanding, forward, can-do (informal), positive, decisive, insistent, feisty (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), pushy (informal), in-your-face (Brit. slang), strong-willed, domineering, overbearing, self-assured He comes across as such a dominant personality

dominant

adjective
1. Exercising controlling power or influence:
2. Exercising authority:
3. Having preeminent significance:
Translations
مُسَيْطِر، غالِب
dominantadominantní
dominantdominerende
ríkjandi, ráîandi, mest áberandi
daryti poveikįstūksotiviešpataujantisviešpatavimasvyraujantis
dominējošsvaldošs
prevladujoč
egemenhâkimhükmeden

dominant

[ˈdɒmɪnənt]
A. ADJ
1. (= supremely powerful) [person, factor, role] → dominante
Britain was once dominant in the world marketGran Bretaña fue en su día una nación dominante en el mercado mundial
2. (= predominant) [feature, theme] → predominante
3. (Bio, Ecol) [gene, species, male] → dominante
4. (Mus) → dominante
dominant seventhséptima f dominante
B. N (Mus) → dominante f

dominant

[ˈdɒmɪnənt] adj
(= pre-eminent) [position, figure] → dominant(e)
(BIOLOGY) [gene] → dominant(e)

dominant

adj
person, role, class, featuredominierend; partner, figure, position, issue, personalitydominierend, beherrschend; nation, culture, ideology, species, trend, themedominierend, vorherrschend; genedominant; the dominant factorder wichtigste or dominierende Faktor; to be dominant or the dominant force in somethingetw dominieren; they are dominant in the world marketsie beherrschen den Weltmarkt; dominant male (animal) → männliches Leittier; (fig hum, man) → Platzhirsch m
(Mus) → dominant; dominant seventhDominantseptakkord m
n
(Biol) → dominantes Gen
(Mus) → Dominante f

dominant

[ˈdɒmɪnənt] adj (gen) (Mus) → dominante; (influence) → predominante

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·nant

a. dominante, característica primordial;
___ characteristicscaracterísticas ___ -s, con tendencia a heredarse;
___ factorfactor ___.

dominant

adj dominante; — gene (hand, hemisphere, etc.) gen (mano, hemisferio, etc.) dominante
References in classic literature ?
The process of diffusion may often be very slow, being dependent on climatal and geographical changes, or on strange accidents, but in the long run the dominant forms will generally succeed in spreading.
AS WE DESCENDED THE BROAD STAIRCASE WHICH led to the main avenue of Phutra I caught my first sight of the dominant race of the inner world.
Sillerton Jackson and his sister Sophy (who went wherever her brother told her to), were some of the most fashionable and yet most irreproachable of the dominant "young married" set; the Lawrence Leffertses, Mrs.
Maybe there was a murmur in the village streets, a novel and dominant topic in the public-houses, and here and there a messenger, or even an eye-witness of the later occurrences, caused a whirl of excitement, a shouting, and a running to and fro; but for the most part the daily routine of working, eating, drinking, sleeping, went on as it had done for count- less years--as though no planet Mars existed in the sky.
He was already on the high road, frightening the birds in the hedges, listening to the livres chinking and dancing in his leather pocket, at every step; and, let us confess it, every time that D'Artagnan found himself in such conditions tenderness was not his dominant vice.
When the history of this war is written, Ambrose, with flamboyant phrases and copious rhetoric, there will be unwritten chapters, more dramatic, having really more direct effect upon the final issue than even the great battles which have seemed the dominant factors.
The next day, with no very definite intention, with no dominant feeling that he could rightly have named, he again sought the spot.
Her voice was peculiar, very low and sweet, and so soft that the dominant note was of sibilation.
She was a member of the dominant race of Pel-lucidar.
As Sola and I entered the plaza a sight met my eyes which filled my whole being with a great surge of mingled hope, fear, exultation, and depression, and yet most dominant was a subtle sense of relief and happiness; for just as we neared the throng of Martians I caught a glimpse of the prisoner from the battle craft who was being roughly dragged into a nearby building by a couple of green Martian females.
As it was, he had rested in the consideration that disobedience to his orders, however it might have arisen, could not be considered a crime, that in the dominant opinion obedience to his orders was just as likely to be fatal, and that the affair was simply one of etiquette.
He spoke of Ernestine too - of his strange fancy for the photograph of Monty's little girl, a fancy which later on when he met her became almost immediately the dominant passion of his life.