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Definition of Dominant

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controlling, commanding
fifth note of the scale (Music)
Dominant Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.
  
(a.)
Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.
  
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dominant
\dom"i*nant\, n. (mus.) the fifth tone of the scale; thus g is the dominant of c, a of d, and so on.
dominant
chord (mus.), the chord based upon the dominant.
dominant
\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. the member of a dominant race is, in his dealings with the subject race, seldom indeed fraudulent, but imperious, insolent, and cruel.
dominant
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Conspicuously prominent.
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Noun
1. (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
(hypernym) note, musical note, tone
(classification) music

Adjective
1. exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
(antonym) subordinate, low-level
(similar) ascendant, ascendent, dominating
(see-also) superior
(attribute) status, position
2. of genes; producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar
(antonym) recessive
Dominant Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Genetic Terms
defined: A gene that almost always results in a specific physical characteristic, for example, a disease, even though the patient's genome possesses only one copy. With a dominant gene, the chance of passing on the gene (and therefore the disease) to children is 50-50 in each pregnancy.
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Dr. Robert Nussbaum, of the National Human Genome Research Institute's Laboratory of Genetic Disease Research, defines dominant.
related terms: gene, genome
Dominant Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Domination or dominant may refer to:

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Books
  • The Domination, an alternate history / science-fiction / alternate reality fictional, by S. M. Stirling.

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Dominant Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Dominant Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Terms and Definitions
Alleles that determine the phenotype displayed in a heterozygote with another (recessive) allele.
Glossary of Terms Used in Primary Immunodeficiency Disease
where the gene from one parent confers a trait;
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
A trait that is expressed in a person when only one copy of a gene is present; as opposed to a recessive trait which is expressed only when two copies of a particular gene are present. Examples of dominantly-inherited disorders include achondroplasia (a common form of dwarfism), familial hypercholesterolemia (high blood cholesterol in families leading to premature coronary artery disease) and Huntington disease (a form of progressive dementia).