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Meaning of DOMINANT

Pronunciation:  'dâmununt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
  2. [adj]  exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
  3. [adj]  of genes; producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar

DOMINANT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: ascendant, ascendent, controlling, dominating, governing, in charge, overriding, paramount, possessive, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating, sovereign, superior, supreme
 Antonyms: low-level, recessive, subordinate
 See Also: musical note, note, tone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dom"i*nant\, a. [L. dominans, -antis, p. pr. of
    dominari: cf. F. dominant. See {Dominate}.]
    Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as,
    the dominant party, church, spirit, power.
          The member of a dominant race is, in his dealings with
          the subject race, seldom indeed fraudulent, . . . but
          imperious, insolent, and cruel.          --Macaulay.
    {Dominant estate} or {tenement} (Law), the estate to which a
       servitude or easement is due from another estate, the
       estate over which the servitude extends being called the
       servient estate or tenement. --Bouvier. --Wharton's Law
    {Dominant owner} (Law), one who owns lands on which there is
       an easement owned by another.
    Syn: Governing; ruling; controlling; prevailing; predominant;
  2. \Dom"i*nant\, n. (Mus.)
    The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A
    of D, and so on.
    {Dominant chord} (Mus.), the chord based upon the dominant.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A gene is said to be dominant if it expresses its phenotype even in the presence of a recessive gene.
  1. An allele is said to be dominant if it expresses its phenotype even in the presence of a recessive allele. See Allele, Phenotype, Recessive
  2. An allele that is almost always expressed, even if only one copy is present.
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