dominant dominant  /ˈdɑ mə nənt/


  1. (n) (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
  2. (n) an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
  3. (adj) exercising influence or control
  4. (adj) (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar
  5. (adj) most frequent or common



  1. Their dominant-submissive ratings had been previously established, and Champ-ness was interested in seeing to what degree their reaction would confirm the pattern.
  2. SwimmingFranceAge: 21 For much of the time since her break-out triple-medal performance at the Athens Games, Laure Manaudou has been a dominant force in international swimming.
  3. Here it becomes a dominant theme.


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    The dominant winners of two Illinois-bred turf stakes Saturday appeared to have exited their races in good condition, and both are likely to return in open stakes July 13, Million Preview Day.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  2. Carlos Zambrano dominant in IronPigs win at Toledo

    Carlos Zambrano was dominant in a 3-0 IronPigs win over Toledo on Tuesday night. Zambrano tossed seven shutout innings, striking out six and scattering five hits to shut down the Mud Hens in his second start for Lehigh Valley. Cesar Hernandez drove in two runs for the 'Pigs with Steve Susdorf adding the other. The IronPigs will continue their series in Toledo on Wednesday night at 7:00.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

  3. Biggest Threats to Miami Heat Remaining NBA's Most Dominant Team

    The Miami Heat are the unquestioned best paper team in the NBA , regardless of what happens in the 2013 Finals. With that being said, the Heat have shown signs of being human and that has some questioning how long they can remain on top. The question is, which team could surpass them as the most dominant in the NBA? There are countless contenders that truly aren't legitimate, as their intrigue ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "I am sure the Spanish can win any game," Germany coach Joachim Loew said, "because they are dominant and it's hard to contain their attack."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: The Associated Press

  2. "We've never been more dominant; we've never had more natural advantages than we have today," Gramm told the newspaper.
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Phil Gramm Source: Bloomberg

  3. We can be certain of this much: Theodore Roosevelt would have never said, as President Obama said recently, "Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: History News Network

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