subdominant
noun Date: 1793 1. the fourth tone of a major or minor scale 2. something partly but incompletely dominant; especially an ecologically important life form subordinate in influence to the dominants of a community • subdominant adjective

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  • subdominant — [sub däm′ə nənt] adj. less than or only partly dominant n. 1. something that is subdominant 2. Ecol. a species having considerable importance in a community but much less influence than the dominant species 3. Music the fourth tone of a diatonic… …   English World dictionary

  • Subdominant — Sub*dom i*nant, n. (Mus.) The fourth tone above, or fifth below, the tonic; so called as being under the dominant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subdominant — англ. [сабдо/минэнт] Subdominante нем. [субдомина/нтэ] субдоминанта …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • Subdominant — ] In music, the subdominant is the technical name for the fourth tonal degree of the diatonic scale. It is so called because it is the same distance below the tonic as the dominant is above the tonic in other words, the tonic is the dominant of… …   Wikipedia

  • subdominant — noun a) The fourth tone of a scale. b) The triad built on the subdominant tone …   Wiktionary

  • subdominant — sub|do|mi|nant sb., en, er, erne (MUSIK den fjerde tone i en toneart), i sms. subdominant , fx subdominantakkord …   Dansk ordbog

  • subdominant — /sub dom euh neuhnt/, n. 1. Music. the fourth tone of a diatonic scale, next below the dominant. adj. 2. less than or not quite dominant. [1785 95; SUB + DOMINANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • subdominant — sub|do|mi|nant Mot Agut Nom femení …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • Subdominant — Fjerde tone i en toneart …   Danske encyklopædi

  • subdominant — n. fourth tone of a scale (Music) …   English contemporary dictionary

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