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Meaning & Definition of Dominant in English

English

Dominant

/dɑmənənt/

noun

1. (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale

    synonym:
  • dominant

2. An allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different

    synonym:
  • dominant allele
  • ,
  • dominant

adjective

1. Exercising influence or control

  • "Television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"
  • "The dominant partner in the marriage"
    synonym:
  • dominant

2. (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar

    synonym:
  • dominant

3. Most frequent or common

  • "Prevailing winds"
    synonym:
  • prevailing
  • ,
  • prevalent
  • ,
  • predominant
  • ,
  • dominant
  • ,
  • rife

Examples of using

Efficiency is the dominant idea in business.