HyperDic: dominant

English > 5 senses of the word dominant:
ADJECTIVEalldominantexercising influence or control
alldominant(of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar / dissimilar
alldominant, prevailing, prevalent, predominant, rifemost frequent or common
NOUNcommunicationdominant(music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
bodydominant, dominant allelean allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
dominant > pronunciation
Soundsdaa'mahnahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > dominant: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExercising influence or control.
Examples
  • "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"
  • "the dominant partner in the marriage"
Attribute ofstatus, positionThe relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
Narrowerascendant, ascendent, dominatingMost powerful or important or influential
controllingable to control or determine policy
governingResponsible for making and enforcing rules and laws
overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderatingHaving superior power and influence
possessiveHaving or showing a desire to control or dominate
sovereign, supremeGreatest in status or authority or power
superior(sometimes followed by 'to') not subject to or influenced by
See alsosuperiorOf or characteristic of high rank or importance
Oppositesubordinate, low-levelLower in rank or importance
Spanishdominante
Catalandominant
Nounsdominancethe state that exists when one person or group has power over another
Verbsdominatehave dominance or the power to defeat over
dominatebe in control
English > dominant: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar / dissimilar.
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Oppositerecessive(of genes) producing its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical
Spanishdominante
Catalandominant
Nounsdominancethe 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
dominantan allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
English > dominant: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningMost frequent or common.
Synonymsprevailing, prevalent, predominant, rife
BroaderfrequentComing at short intervals or habitually
Spanishdominante, predominant, predominante, prevalente
Catalanpredominant
English > dominant: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaning(music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale.
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Broadernote, musical note, toneA notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
Spanishdominante
English > dominant: 5 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningAn allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different.
Synonymdominant allele
Broaderallele, allelomorph(genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character
Spanishalelo dominante
Adjectivesdominant(of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar / dissimilar

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