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

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  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. Jon Rappoport:

    War, what is it good for? With the same socialist elites backing both sides, it's good for business. It's good for creating chaos and destruction. It's good for launching new global organizations, in the aftermath; organizations that exert a level of control and reach that didn't exist before. It's good for launching organizations like the United Nations and the European Union and the World Trade Organization--dedicated to Globalism, which in turn is dedicated to planned civilization, in which the individual is demeaned and the group is All. Freedom is demeaned; and dominance by the few over the many is hailed as peace in our time.

  2. Naomi Klein:

    We can save ourselves, but only if we let go of the myth of dominance and mastery and learn to work with nature.

  3. Hubert Horan:

    The bigger issue is that even with dominance, there is no evidence that any of these companies can actually earn sustainable profits while providing the level of fares and car availability that made them popular.

  4. Makan Delrahim:

    Another important parallel for modern observers is that consumers actually enjoyed lower prices during the height of Standard Oil's dominance.

  5. Michael Franzese:

    Things you were able to make money on aren't available anymore, they don't have the same unions. There aren't the same card games and runners. Neighborhoods have dried up with a lot of the Italian dominance we once had.

Images & Illustrations of dominance

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Translations for dominance

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  • 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

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