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ˈdɒm ə nəntdom·i·nant

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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.

    Etymology: From dominant.

  2. dominant(Noun)

    The triad built on the dominant tone.

    Etymology: From dominant.

  3. dominant(Adjective)

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

    The dominant party controlled the government.

    Etymology: From dominant.

  4. dominant(Adjective)

    Predominant, common, prevalent, of greatest importance.

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

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dominant

    dom′in-ant, adj. prevailing: predominant.—n. (mus.) the fifth note of the scale in its relation to the first and third.—ns. Dom′inance, Dom′inancy, ascendency.—adv. Dom′inantly. [L. dominans, -antis, pr.p. of domināri, to be master.]

British National Corpus

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dominant in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dominant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dominant in a Sentence

  1. Richard Ji:

    Uber faces an uphill task in Uber China especially since Didi Chuxing is multiple times larger by transaction value and city coverage, this will lead to favorable outcomes for both companies. The biggest benefit is cost savings, they no longer have to give out subsidies to drivers and passengers. It will give pricing power as the new entity will become the dominant player. That means profitability will come sooner than later.

  2. Rob Holmes:

    The long-term trajectory of connected TV is very strong, if anything, all of this time at home streaming is only going to accelerate that trend, and to be a place where advertisers can reach those audiences that are leaving linear television and becoming streaming only, or streaming dominant, is a great opportunity long term.

  3. Mark Lazarus:

    With an all-time Top 10 audience, the Super Bowl once again proved that it’s the most dominant and consistent property on television, super Bowl LII delivered for all of our partners, and provided us with the unique opportunity to give America a look ahead at the Olympic Winter Games, which begin live on NBC this Thursday night.

  4. Theodore Harold White:

    To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

  5. Antoni Gutierrez Rubi:

    The emerging parties may view Sunday's election as only the first round and will wait for a second round in which they will have a chance to switch from emerging to dominant.

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