Dominance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdɑːmɪnəns|  American pronunciation of the word dominance
Brit.  |ˈdɒmɪnəns|  British pronunciation of the word dominance

noun

- superior development of one side of the body (syn: laterality)
- the state that exists when one person or group has power over another(syn: ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control)

her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

- the 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
- the power or right to give orders or make decisions (syn: authorisation, authority, authorization, potency, say-so)

Examples

...although Napoléon had achieved dominance over the European continent, Great Britain still ruled the waves...

...the professor's dominance in the field of ancient Greek history...

The firm achieved dominance in the market.

Music companies have profited from the dominance of CDs over vinyl records.

her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

...companies engaged in constant warfare for dominance in the market for home computers...

dextral individuals exhibit dominance of the right hand and eye

sinistral individuals exhibit dominance of the left hand and eye

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