[d_ˈɒ_m_ɪ_n_ə_n_t], [dˈɒmɪnənt], [dˈɒmɪnənt]

Definitions of dominant:

  1.   of genes; producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar
  2.   Having rule or ascendancy; ruling; prevailing.
  3.   In music, the fifth note above the key- note.
  4.   Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.
  5.   ( music) The fifth note of the scale in its relation to the first and third.
  6.   ( music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
  7.   Exercising chief authority or control; ruling.
  8.   Dominance.
  9.   The fifth tone of a diatonic scale.
  10.   In music, the note which is a fifth from the tonic- thus, if the key or tonic be C, the dominant is G.
  11.   Having the power or rule; possessing the ascendancy; prevailing.
  12.   of genes; producing the same phenowhether its allele is identical or dissimilar
  13.   Prevailing: predominant.
  14.   Of the three notes essential to the tone, that which is fifth from the tonic. The dominant or sensible chord, that which is practised on the dominant of the tone, and which introduces a perfect cadence, thus- if the key be C, the dominant is G.
  15.   exercising influence or control; " television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; " the dominant partner in the marriage"
  16.   The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.
  17.   Ruling; governing; predominant.
  18.   Ruling; commanding.

Antonyms for dominant:

foolish, modest, lowly, inconsiderable, unassuming, recessive, inferior, subordinate, low-level, last, unpretentious, impotent, powerless, humble, incidental, adjunct, unimportant, fiddling, nugatory, slight, insignificant, weak, down-to-earth, negligible, frivolous, small fry, minute, little, paralyzed, secondary, demure, subsidiary, associate, trifling, Hamstrung, under, inconsequential, least, infrequent, collateral, Impuissant, minor, mickey mouse, Handcuffed, assistant, meek, helpless, small, trivial.

Quotes for dominant:

  1. You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. – James Lane Allen
  2. It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. – Isaac Asimov
  3. It seems to me that a mutually beneficial relationship between a man and woman requires the man to be dominant A sensible woman will allow the man to think he is the most important partner. – Beryl Bainbridge
  4. I think we have a fascinating new and quite dominant input into politics- and it wont go away. From time to time, people articulate a view that we should ban opinion polls, but that's nonsense. – Jim Bolger
  5. The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive for a country that is very male dominant – Brandi Chastain
  6. The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long -term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination. – Robert Frost
  7. In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and its position was strengthened by Zen concepts. – Stephen Gardiner
  8. Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts. – Soren Kierkegaard
  9. Sports is like rock 'n' roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions. – Pierre Auguste Renoir
  10. If there are dominant teams, people enjoy discussing whether that's good or bad for the game, and if there aren't any dominant teams, then people enjoy discussing that. – Al Michaels
  11. I'm not allowing my perspective to be dictated by the dominant culture. – Holly Near
  12. I guess people think the taller you are the more dominant you have to be. – Shaquille O'Neal
  13. When I was a girl, the West was still young, and the law of force, of physical force, was dominant – Agnes Smedley
  14. As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant role in most of the episodes, and that was appealing. I wasn't interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around. – Patrick Stewart
  15. Television is now the dominant factor in the lives of too many American children. – Paul Weyrich

Usage examples for dominant:

  1. The dominant expression of Mensmore's face as he sat and listened was one of disappointment. ” – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  2. “ Pilate seems caught by the great spirit of Jesus dominant under such treatment. ” – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  3. “ I have to keep her in order in that respect, said Jake Bolton with a sudden smile that swept all the somewhat dominant lines from his face. ” – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  4. The spirit of knowledge, once released from its imprisonment, became a dominant power in the world, and as time went on the people demanded a voice in the management of affairs. ” – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  5. But he was alive, and life was a reality to him, the will to live a dominant force. ” – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  6. The House of Commons, having been elected while the Presbyterians were dominant by no means represented the general sense of the people. ” – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  7. In the case of Ireland this is the inevitable result of the method of choosing, because elections occur only one at a time on the death of a representative peer, and his successor is always taken from the dominant that is, the Unionist- party. ” – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  8. On the other hand, when we come to examine the words of barbarian origin, we find that they relate to the character of the dominant race and their rule over the natives. ” – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  9. And yet acknowledged power would have been sweet to that dominant spirit. ” – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  10. Perseverance, however, was the dominant feature of Count Zeppelin's character; he refused to be beaten. ” – The Mastery of the Air by William J. Claxton
  11. We should not fail to build upon another dominant note in the Odyssey much that we should like the children to have- the note of home and home- coming, the hearth- stone, and the sheltering roof. ” – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  12. The need of phosphoric acid is so common that it is the sole plant- food in much fertilizer, and the dominant element in practically all the remainder on the market. ” – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  13. In presenting that which has been dominant for the last two or three thousand years, two thousand, perhaps, speaking roughly, I am quite well aware that I shall have to seem to tell you what you perfectly well know, what I have said on other occasions; but it is necessary for me to run over it, and I will do so as briefly as I can, setting it before you in outline as a whole, so that you may see it in contrast with the other theory which I shall then endeavor to set forth also as a whole. ” – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  14. The difficulty that troubles him is the origin of a dominant character. ” – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  15. But whatever might have been the dominant interest of the young ladies, " Master Hale" was quite as practical in his teaching in the early hours of the day as with the boys in the later classes. ” – Nathan Hale by Jean Christie Root
  16. These are the dominant marks of our era. ” – Studies in Literature by John Morley
  17. With the largest freedom of thought that must always be where there are strong men, yet there must of necessity be the one dominant will if the administration is to be a powerful one. ” – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  18. Do not the records of these old- world civilisations show us the dominant position of the mother in relation to the life of the race? ” – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  19. If she could only get her arms about his neck she could win and hold him, and, what was far more important, she could conquer herself, for great as she knew her love to be, she was fully aware of the hold her ambition had upon her and she dreaded lest that influence should become dominant in this hour. ” – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor

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