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v. dom·i·nat·ed, dom·i·nat·ing, dom·i·nates
1. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power: Successful leaders dominate events rather than react to them.
2. To exert a supreme, guiding influence on or over: Ambition dominated their lives.
a. To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in: a drug company that dominates the tranquilizer market.
b. To be the most abundant in: Grasses dominate most salt marshes.
4. To overlook from a height: a view from the cliffside chalet that dominates the valley.
1. To have or exert strong authority or mastery.
2. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
3. To be predominant in an ecosystem.

[Latin dominārī, domināt-, to rule, from dominus, lord; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]

dom′i·na′tive adj.
dom′i·na′tor n.
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The personal pronoun in English has three cases, the dominative, the objectionable and the oppressive.
Dominative racists express their bigoted beliefs openly, frequently through physical force, while aversive racists do not want to associate with blacks but do not often express this feeling.
Hence a self-canceling, deconstructive view of language is placed on the side of those who wish to expunge experiences that threaten dominative power structures.There is a paralytic element to the threat: if text is self-deleting, and if all we have is text, what happens to the (extratextual) subject of political agency or change?
However, no direct correlation between the water-to-binder ratio and the strength was observed, thus indicating that the type of the activator had a dominative role in ongoing dissolution and hydration processes.
Since the dominative victory of the team using deep learning at ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Competition (ILSVRC) 2012, many of the image recognition techniques have been replaced by deep learning using convolutional neural networks (CNNs) [24].
Se trata, en suma, de lo que Raymond Williams llama "the inherent dominative mode" por medio del cual los grupos dominantes en una sociedad determinada ganan y mantienen su autoridad, estableciendo continuamente su posicion de poder con respecto a los grupos marginados de dicha sociedad (cit.
However, God, the Creator, is the only One whose motion is in the dominative, free positon and subject to nothing.
The results of this study further confirmed that the climate change offers a dominative effect on the magnitude, variability, duration, and component of streamflow regimes.
Futurity is a theme I will take up again in this paper; here, it frames Lucas as a dominative force in both time and space.
Both ways require to enlarge the wavelength band that is used for transmission, but in WDM systems it is limited due to the wavelength dependence of signal attenuation in optical fibers and due to limited amplification wavelength band of conventional erbiumdoped fiber amplifiers (EDFA), that are the dominative type of optical amplifiers used in modern transmission systems [4].
More than a simple dominative drive, violation is an economy--an accumulation of violence, a transaction of destitution.
Zoe Brigley-Thompson identifies these last two as among the "dubious, dominative relationships" that, "occur regularly in Moore's writing," and that provoke their female parties to "seek a relationship in which the scripts of power are more equal" (78).