What does dominance mean?

Definitions for dominance

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dominance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. laterality, dominance(noun)

    superior development of one side of the body

  2. dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control(noun)

    the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

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

  3. dominance(noun)

    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

  4. authority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-so(noun)

    the power or right to give orders or make decisions

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


  1. dominance(Noun)

    The state of being dominant; of prime importance; supremacy.

  2. dominance(Noun)

    Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others.

  3. dominance(Noun)

    The superior development or preference for one side of the body or of one of a pair of organs; such as being right-handed.

  4. dominance(Noun)

    The property of a gene such that it supresses the expression of its allele.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dominance(noun)

    alt. of Dominancy

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dominance' in Nouns Frequency: #2841

How to pronounce dominance?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say dominance in sign language?

  1. dominance


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dominance in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dominance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dominance in a Sentence

  1. Joe Duncan:

    But bitcoin could still lose some market dominance.

  2. Gloria Steinem:

    Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.

  3. Barack Obama:

    I'm sure the Republicans are enjoying Mr. Trump's current dominance as the front-runner.

  4. Donald Trump:

    It is not enough to have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space.

  5. Elizabeth Báthory:

    Man has created God in his image which gives him dominance over everything else: Birds, lions, trees and women.

Images & Illustrations of dominance

  1. dominancedominancedominancedominancedominance

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for dominance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • преобладаване, господствоBulgarian
  • dominanceCzech
  • Dominanz, HerrschaftGerman
  • تسلط داشتنPersian
  • hallitsevuus, hallinta, dominoivuusFinnish
  • dominanceFrench
  • דומיננטיותHebrew
  • դոմինանտություն, իշխանությունArmenian
  • dominationemLatin
  • dominantie, overheersingDutch
  • dominacjaPolish
  • controle, dominância, domínioPortuguese
  • доминирование, доминантность, преобладание, господствоRussian
  • chiếm ưu thếVietnamese
  • 霸主地位Chinese

Get even more translations for dominance »


Find a translation for the dominance definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these dominance definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"dominance." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 26 Jun 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/dominance>.

Are we missing a good definition for dominance? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for dominance:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.