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Adjective: dominant  dó-mi-nunt
  1. Exercising influence or control
    "television plays a dominant role in moulding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
  2. (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar
  3. Most frequent or very common
    "dominant winds";
    - prevailing, prevalent, predominant, rife
Noun: dominant  dó-mi-nunt
  1. (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
  2. An allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
    - dominant allele

Derived forms: dominants

See also: ascendant, ascendent, controlling, dominating, frequent, governing, overriding, paramount, position, possessive, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating, sovereign, status, superior, supreme

Type of: allele, allelomorph, musical note, note, tone

Antonym: recessive, subordinate

Encyclopedia: Dominant