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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.
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