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Meaning of DOMINATION

Pronunciation:  `dâmu'neyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  social control by dominating
  2. [n]  power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas"
 

DOMINATION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: mastery, supremacy
 
 See Also: ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, bossism, control, dominance, mastery, monopolisation, monopolization, social control, subordination, superiority, transcendence, transcendency

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dom`i*na"tion\, n. [F. domination, L. dominatio.]
1. The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling;
   dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or
   insolent sway.

         In such a people, the haugtiness of domination
         combines with the spirit of freedom.  --Burke.

2. A ruling party; a party in power. [R.] --Burke.

3. pl. A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; --
   a meaning given by the schoolmen.

         Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues, powers.
                                               --Milton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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