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Definition 1: an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different - [noun denoting body]

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(dominant is a kind of ...) (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

"some alleles are dominant over others"

Definition 2: (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale - [noun denoting communication]

(dominant is a kind of ...) a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

"the singer held the note too long"

(dominant belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 3: exercising influence or control - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion
  • the dominant partner in the marriage

(dominant is similar to ...) most powerful or important or influential

"the economically ascendant class" "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"

(dominant is similar to ...) able to control or determine policy

"a controlling interest in the firm"

(dominant is similar to ...) responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws

"governing bodies"

(dominant is similar to ...) having superior power and influence

"the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"

(dominant is similar to ...) having or showing a desire to control or dominate

"a possessive parent"

(dominant is similar to ...) greatest in status or authority or power

"a supreme tribunal"

(dominant is similar to ...) (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by

"overcome by a superior opponent" "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"

(means also ...) of or characteristic of high rank or importance

"a superior ruler"

(... are attributes of dominant) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

"he had the status of a minor" "the novel attained the status of a classic" "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

Definition 4: (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar - [adjective denoting all]

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

Definition 5: most frequent or common - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • prevailing winds

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(dominant is similar to ...) coming at short intervals or habitually

"a frequent guest" "frequent complaints"

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