Dominant Definition

dŏmə-nənt
dominants
adjective
Exercising authority or influence; dominating; ruling; prevailing.
Webster's New World
Designating or relating to that one of any pair of allelic hereditary factors which, when both are present in the germ plasm, dominates over the other and appears in the organism.
Webster's New World
Most abundant or conspicuous; predominant.
American Heritage
Higher; overlooking.
Dominant hills.
American Heritage
Of, relating to, or being a species that is most characteristic of an ecological community and usually determines the presence, abundance, and type of other species.
American Heritage
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noun
dominants
That species of plant or animal most numerous in a community or exercising control over the other organisms by its influence upon the environment.
Webster's New World
A dominant character or factor.
Webster's New World
A dominant species.
American Heritage Medicine
The fifth note of a diatonic scale.
Webster's New World
Dominant is defined a person who exhibits power and control or a thing, like a gene, that exerts itself and makes itself known.
An example of dominant is the brown-eyed gene.
An example of dominant is a CEO.
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other
Being an animal that occupies the highest position in a social hierarchy and has the greatest access to resources such as food and a mate or mates. Social dominance is gained and maintained through factors such as size and aggressiveness.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Dominant

Noun

Singular:
dominant
Plural:
dominants

Origin of Dominant

  • Middle English dominaunt from Old French from Latin domināns dominant- present participle of dominārī to dominate dominate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French dominant.

    From Wiktionary

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