dominant

  • 1dominant — dominant, ante [ dɔminɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • XIIIe; de dominer 1 ♦ Qui exerce l autorité, domine sur d autres. Nation dominante. Féod. Fief dominant. Dr. Fonds dominant : immeuble au profit duquel existe une servitude (opposé à fonds servant). ♢ Biol.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2dominant — I adjective ascendant, authoritative, cardinal, chief, commanding, controlling, eminent, first, foremost, governing, hegemonical, influential, leading, main, master, overshadowing, paramount, predominant, predominating, preeminent, preponderant,… …

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  • 3dominant — dominant, ante (do mi nan, nan t ) adj. 1°   En parlant des choses, qui domine, qui prévaut. Goût dominant. Passion dominante. •   Comme elle [la passion du trône] est la première, elle est la dominante, CORN. Tite et Bér. I, 2. •   Je veux, je… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4dominant — DOMINÁNT, Ă, dominanţi, te, adj., s.f. 1. adj. Care domină. ♦ (Despre însuşiri, factori, trăsături etc.) Predominant, specific, caracteristic. 2. s.f. Trăsătură caracteristică a unei lucrări, a unui proces etc. 3. s.f. (muz.) Treapta a cincea a… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 5Dominant — Dom i*nant, a. [L. dominans, antis, p. pr. of dominari: cf. F. dominant. See {Dominate}.] Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power. [1913 Webster] The member of a dominant race is, in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6dominant — UK US /ˈdɒmɪnənt/ adjective ► more important, powerful, or successful than other people, companies, etc.: »The question was whether cable or wireless would become dominant. dominant force/player »For a long time Detroit was the dominant force in… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7dominant — dominant, predominant, paramount, preponderant, preponderating, sovereign mean superior to all others in power, influence, position, or rank. Something is dominant which is thought of as ruling, as commanding, or as uppermost {a dominant race}… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8Dominant — Dom i*nant, n. (Mus.) The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on. [1913 Webster] {Dominant chord} (Mus.), the chord based upon the dominant. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9dominant — DOMINANT, ANTE, adject. Qui domine. Passion dominante. Humeur dominante. Goût dominant. [b]f♛/b] On dit figurément, qu Il y a dans un ouvrage une idée dominante à laquelle tout est subordonné. Cet homme est obsédé d une idée dominante qu il… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 10dominant — [däm′ə nənt] adj. [L dominans, prp. of dominari: see DOMINATE] 1. exercising authority or influence; dominating; ruling; prevailing 2. Genetics designating or relating to that one of any pair of allelic hereditary factors which, when both are… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11dominant — Dominant, [domin]ante. adj. v. Qui domine. Seigneur dominant. fief dominant. passion dominante …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 12dominant — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. dominant (13c.), from L. dominantem (nom. dominans), prp. of dominari (see DOMINATION (Cf. domination)). Music sense is from 1819. Sexual bondage sense by c.1960. The noun is first recorded 1819, earliest in the… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13dominant — [adj1] superior, controlling ascendant, assertive, authoritative, bossy, chief, commanding, demonstrative, despotic, domineering, effective, first, foremost, governing, imperative, imperious, leading, main, obtaining, outweighing, overbalancing,… …

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  • 14dominant — Adj. (Mittelstufe) über etw. dominierend Beispiel: Die Wahrheit zu sagen, ist eine dominante Strategie. Kollokation: dominant auftreten …

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  • 15dominant — ► ADJECTIVE 1) most important, powerful, or influential. 2) (of a high place or object) overlooking others. 3) Genetics (of a heritable characteristic) controlled by a gene that is expressed in offspring even when inherited from only one parent.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16dominant — англ. [до/минэнт] dominante ит. [домина/нтэ], фр. [домина/нт] Dominante нем. [домина/нтэ] доминанта …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 17dominant — dominantly, adv. /dom euh neuhnt/, adj. 1. ruling, governing, or controlling; having or exerting authority or influence: dominant in the chain of command. 2. occupying or being in a commanding or elevated position. 3. predominant; main; major;… …

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  • 18Dominant — A genetic trait is considered dominant if it is expressed in a person who has only one copy of that gene. (In genetic terms, a dominant trait is one that is phenotypically expressed in heterozygotes). A dominant trait is opposed to a recessive… …

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  • 19dominant — I. adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin dominant , dominans, present participle of dominari Date: circa 1532 1. a. commanding, controlling, or prevailing over all others < the dominant culture > b. very important …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20dominant — dom|i|nant1 W3 [ˈdɔmınənt US ˈda: ] adj 1.) more powerful, important, or noticeable than other people or things →↑dominate ▪ The dominant male gorilla is the largest in the group. ▪ Japan became dominant in the mass market during the 1980s. ▪ its …

    Dictionary of contemporary English