Dominance meaning

dŏmə-nəns
A dominating, or being dominant; control; authority.
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The condition or fact of being dominant.
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The state of being dominant; of prime importance; supremacy.
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Dominance is defined as to have control or authority over others.

When a government has the power and control to make other governments comply with its demands, this is an example of dominance.

If brown eyes always show up whenever you have the brown-eyed gene, even if you also have a blue-eyed gene or a green-eyed gene, this is an example of the dominance of the brown-eyed gene.

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The condition or fact of being dominant.
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Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others.
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(physiology) The superior development of or preference for one side of the body or one of a pair of organs; such as being right-handed.
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(biology, genetics) The property of a gene such that it suppresses the expression of its allele.
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Origin of dominance

  • From dominant +‎ -ance.

    From Wiktionary