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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.

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. Eleanor Roosevelt:

    Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.


    they see their dreams and aspirations crumble in front of their face, and all their wicked intentions to destroy the human race- we must use reggae music to chant down babylon. All forums of elite domination must be destroyed, and we use reggae music to do it.

  3. Emmanuel Macron:

    We must change the whole way of thinking of our society. We must calm the impulses of domination that some men have, this sexual violence.

  4. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.

  5. William Arthur Wood:

    Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.

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