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Definition 1: the power or right to give orders or make decisions - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where dominance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has the authority to issue warrants
  • deputies are given authorization to make arrests
  • a place of potency in the state

Synonyms for dominance in the sense of this definition

(dominance is a kind of ...) power to direct or determine

"under control"

(... is a kind of dominance ) authority given (in a will or deed) by a donor to a donee to appoint the beneficiaries of the donor's property

(... is a kind of dominance ) complete freedom or authority to act

(... is a kind of dominance ) the power or authority to command

"an admiral in command"

(... is a kind of dominance ) supreme authority; absolute dominion

(... is a kind of dominance ) the authority of a lord

(... is a kind of dominance ) authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way)

"the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign"

(... is a kind of dominance ) the authority of a state to govern another state

Definition 2: superior development of one side of the body - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for dominance in the sense of this definition

(dominance is a kind of ...) an attribute of the body

Definition 3: 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 - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(dominance is a kind of ...) (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals

(dominance belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

Definition 4: the state that exists when one person or group has power over another - [noun denoting state]

Samples where dominance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for dominance in the sense of this definition

(dominance is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of dominance ) position or state of being dominant or in control

"that idea was in the ascendant"

(... is a kind of dominance ) power to dominate or defeat

"mastery of the seas"

(... is a kind of dominance ) the state of being predominant over others

(... is a kind of dominance ) dominance or power through legal authority

"France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa" "the rule of Caesar"

(... is a kind of dominance ) the state of being controlled or governed

(... is a kind of dominance ) dominance through threat of punishment and violence

(... is a kind of dominance ) exclusive control or possession of something

"They have no monopoly on intelligence"

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