Definitions for: Dominant


[n] (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
[adj] exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
[adj] of genes; producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar



Webster (1913) Definition: 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. --Macaulay.

Dominant estate or tenement (Law), the estate to which a
servitude or easement is due from another estate, the
estate over which the servitude extends being called the
servient estate or tenement. --Bouvier. --Wharton's Law
Dict.

Dominant owner (Law), one who owns lands on which there is
an easement owned by another.

Syn: Governing; ruling; controlling; prevailing; predominant;
ascendant.


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.

Synonyms: ascendant, ascendent, controlling, dominating, governing, in charge, overriding, paramount, possessive, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating, sovereign, superior, supreme

Antonyms: low-level, recessive, subordinate

See Also: musical note, note, tone

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