• (adj): Exercising influence or control.
    Example: "Television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on dominant:

USS Dominant (AM-431)
... USS Dominant (AM-431) was an Agile-class minesweeper built for the United States Navy ... The second ship to be named Dominant by the Navy, AM-431 was launched 5 November 1953 by C ...
List Of Countries By Bentonite Production
... There are a few types of bentonites and their names depend on the dominant elements, such as potassium, sodium, calcium, and aluminium ... commonly referred to as K-bentonites when the dominant clay species is illite ... Other common clay species, and sometimes dominant, are montmorillinite and kaolinite ...
Symphony No. 21 (Haydn) - Movements - I: Adagio
... The piece quickly reaches the dominant (m ... The dominant is suggested again in m ... Instead of a half cadence on dominant, the development ends with a V4 2-I6 progression that does not return to the opening theme ...
Sky Brightness - Twilight
... yellow emissions from the sodium layer and red emissions from the 630 nm oxygen lines are dominant, and contributes to the purple-ish color sometimes seen during civil and nautical twilight ... until the oxygen-green remains as the dominant source ... set in the green 557.7 nm oxygen line is dominant, and atmospheric scattering of starlight occurs ...
LYS (sailing) - D
355 1,25 Diva 39 1,25 Dixie 27 1,03 Dixie 32 1,15 Dixie 7/8 1,03 Dixie MH 1,02 Dominant 105 1,18 Dominant 78 1,06 Dominant 95 1,15 Dominant Race 1,14 ...

More definitions of "dominant":

  • (adj): Of genes; producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar.
  • (noun): (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale.

Famous quotes containing the word dominant:

    Combativeness was, I suppose, the dominant trait in my grandmother’s nature. An aggressive churchgoer, she was quite without Christian feeling; the mercy of the Lord Jesus had never entered her heart. Her piety was an act of war against Protestant ascendancy. ...The teachings of the Church did not interest her, except as they were a rebuke to others ...
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)

    The strongest and most effective [force] in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of ... power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
    Maurice Godelier (b. 1934)

    What makes revolutionists is either self-pity, or indignation for the sake of others, or a sympathetic perception of the dominant undercurrent of progress in things. The nature before us is revolutionist from the direct sense of personal worth,... that pride of life, which to the Greek was a heavenly grace.
    Walter Pater (1839–1894)