Definitions for Dominantˈdɒm ə nənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dominant(noun)

    (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale

  2. dominant allele, dominant(adj)

    an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different

  3. dominant(adj)

    exercising influence or control

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

  4. dominant(adj)

    (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar

  5. prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rife(adj)

    most frequent or common

    "prevailing winds"

Wiktionary

  1. dominant(Noun)

    The fifth major tone of a musical scale (five major steps above the note in question); thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.

  2. dominant(Noun)

    The triad built on the dominant tone.

  3. dominant(Adjective)

    Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.

    The dominant party controlled the government.

  4. dominant(Adjective)

    Predominant, common, prevalent, of greatest importance.

    The dominant plants of the Carboniferous were lycopods and early conifers.

  5. Origin: From dominant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dominant(adj)

    ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power

  2. Dominant(noun)

    the fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on

Freebase

  1. Dominant

    In music, the dominant is the fifth scale degree of the diatonic scale, called "dominant" because it is next in importance to the tonic, and a dominant chord is any chord built upon that pitch, using the notes of the same diatonic scale. The dominant function has the role of creating instability that requires the tonic for resolution. For example, in the C major scale, the dominant is the note G; and the dominant triad consists of the notes G, B, and D.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dominant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3179

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dominant' in Adjectives Frequency: #440


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