[dom-uh-nuh nt] /ˈdɒm ə nənt/
ruling, governing, or controlling; having or exerting authority or influence:
dominant in the chain of command.
occupying or being in a commanding or elevated position.
predominant; main; major; chief:
Corn is the dominant crop of Iowa.
Genetics. of or relating to a dominant.
Music. pertaining to or based on the dominant:
the dominant chord.
Music. the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.
Ecology. any of one or more types of plants, or sometimes animals, that by virtue of abundance, size, or habits exert so important an influence on the conditions of an area as to determine, to a great extent, what other organisms can live there.
having primary control, authority, or influence; governing; ruling
predominant or primary: the dominant topic of the day
occupying a commanding position
Compare recessive (sense 2)
(music) of or relating to the fifth degree of a scale
(ecology) (of a plant or animal species within a community) more prevalent than any other species and determining the appearance and composition of the community
(ecology) a dominant plant or animal in a community
mid-15c., from Middle French dominant (13c.), from Latin dominantem (nominative dominans), present participle of dominari (see domination). Music sense is from 1819. Sexual bondage sense by c.1960. The noun is first recorded 1819, earliest in the musical sense.
dominant dom·i·nant (dŏm’ə-nənt)
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