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ˌdɒm əˈneɪ ʃəndom·i·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dominationnoun

    social control by dominating

  2. domination, mastery, supremacynoun

    power to dominate or defeat

    "mastery of the seas"


  1. dominationnoun

    The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority, often done in an arbitrary or insolent way.

  2. Etymology: From domynacion, from dominaciun, from dominatio, from dominor; see dominate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dominationnoun

    Etymology: dominatio, Latin.

    Thou and thine usurp
    The domination, royalties, and rights
    Of this oppressed boy. William Shakespeare, King John.

    Maximinus traded with the Goths in the product of his own estate in Thracia, the place of his nativity, whither he retired, to withdraw from the unjust domination of Opilius Macrinus. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.

    He heav’n of heav’ns, and all the pow’rs therein,
    By thee created; and by thee threw down
    Th’ aspiring dominations. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iii.

    Hear all ye angels, progeny of light,
    Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues, pow’rs. John Milton.


  1. domination

    Domination generally refers to the exercise of control or influence over someone or something. It can be defined as a situation in which one entity has power, authority, or is dominant over another. This control could be exerted through force, manipulation, or societal norms and can occur in various spheres such as politics, sociology, economy, or personal relationships.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dominationnoun

    the act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent sway

  2. Dominationnoun

    a ruling party; a party in power

  3. Dominationnoun

    a high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen

  4. Etymology: [F. domination, L. dominatio.]


  1. Domination

    Domination is the fourth full-length studio album by death metal band Morbid Angel, released in 1995. This was Morbid Angel's last album under the label Giant Records before the company filed for bankruptcy. The band then re-signed with their former label, Earache Records. The original cover is shown here. Today, a different cover exists with the picture shown at a different angle. Initial copies came in a green jewelcase. There was also a limited edition "Slime Pack" planned, which was never released after several packs leaked before shipping and the slime-substance was found to be toxic. A music video was produced for the song "Where the Slime Live". David Vincent left the band soon after the release of Domination and was replaced by Steve Tucker. Vincent returned to the band in 2004 but it would not be until the release of Illud Divinum Insanus in 2011 that he would appear on new Morbid Angel recordings.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of domination in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of domination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of domination in a Sentence

  1. Mike Powers:

    So many people have modeled their business after ours, while it may seem like a race for market domination, we’ve maintained a healthy pace and are the largest ‘paint and sip’ franchise by more than 100 studios.

  2. Human Rights Watch:

    The Israeli government has demonstrated an intent to maintain the domination of Jewish Israelis over Palestinians across Israel and the occupied Palestinians territory, that intent has been coupled with systematic oppression of Palestinians and inhumane acts committed against them. When these three elements occur together, they amount to the crime of apartheid.

  3. Hctor Prez Marcano:

    What Fidel was unable to accomplish in the 1960s through armed conflict he was able to do now using Chavez and Venezuela as a tool for hemispheric domination.

  4. Eik Yin:

    Even this government can't control this region because of the military's domination, until now, Aung San Suu Kyi hasn't been able to influence the military, so I don't think an NLD government can either.

  5. Jiddu Krishnamurti:

    Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms.

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