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Meaning of DOMINANCE

Pronunciation:  'dâmununs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  superior development of one side of the body
  2. [n]  the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"
  3. [n]  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"

DOMINANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, authorisation, authority, authorization, control, laterality, say-so
 See Also: absolutism, ascendant, ascendent, bodily property, carte blanche, command, condition, control, despotism, domination, dominion, lordship, mastery, monopoly, power of appointment, predominance, predomination, regulation, rule, status, supremacy, tyranny



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dom"i*nance\, Dominancy \Dom"i*nan*cy\, n.
Predominance; ascendency; authority.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Refers to the spatial extent of a species; commonly the most abundant species in each vegetation stratum that, when ranked in descending order of abundance and cumulatively totaled, immediately exceeds 50 percent of the total dominance measure (e.g., areal cover or basal area) for the stratum, plus any additional species comprising 20 percent or more of the total dominance measure for the stratum.
  1. behaviour dominance is the situation in which one animal may displace another and take preference in terms of sitting place, food, and estrus females.
  2. genetic dominance is the situation in which, in a heterozygous individual, only one allele is expressed in the phenotype.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ascendance, ascendancy, authority, balance of power, charisma, charm, clout, consequence, control, credit, dominancy, domination, dominion, effect, eminence, eminent domain, enchantment, esteem, favor, force, good feeling, hold, importance, incidental power, influence, influentiality, insinuation, leadership, leverage, magnetism, masterdom, mastery, moment, overlordship, personality, persuasion, potency, power, predominance, predominancy, predomination, preeminence, preponderance, prepotence, prepotency, pressure, prestige, primacy, principality, purchase, reign, repute, rule, say, sovereignty, suasion, subtle influence, suggestion, superiority, supremacy, suzerainship, suzerainty, sway, upper hand, weight, whip hand