Definition of Dominant

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

Generic synonyms: Musical Note, Note, Tone
Category relationships: Music



2. Adjective. Exercising influence or control. "The dominant partner in the marriage"

3. Noun. An allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different.
Exact synonyms: Dominant Allele
Generic synonyms: Allele, Allelomorph

4. Adjective. (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar.
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Derivative terms: Dominance
Antonyms: Recessive

5. Adjective. Most frequent or common. "Prevailing winds"
Exact synonyms: Predominant, Prevailing, Prevalent, Rife
Similar to: Frequent
Derivative terms: Predominance, Predominate, Prevail, Prevalence

Definition of Dominant

1. a. Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.

2. n. The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.

Definition of Dominant

1. Noun. (music) The fifth major tone of a musical scale (five major steps above the note in question); thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on. ¹

2. Noun. (music) The triad built on the dominant tone. ¹

3. Adjective. Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power. ¹

4. Adjective. Predominant, common, prevalent, of greatest importance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dominant

1. a controlling genetic character [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dominant

1. A gene is said to be dominant if it expresses its phenotype even in the presence of a recessive gene. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Dominant

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1. A System of Harmony: Founded on Key Relationship, by Means of which a by Hugh Archibald Clarke, Homer Albert Norris (1903)
"A dominant seventh chord may resolve to the dominant seventh of either of the five ... Move from each inversion of the chord of the dominant seventh on G, ..."

2. Heredity and Environment in the Development of Men by Edwin Grant Conklin (1922)
"When a pure dominant is crossed with a hybrid dominant-recessive (Fig. ... of the offspring show the dominant character, though one-half are pure dominants ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"(In the loth century the term " dominant " has this meaning only in the ... Another penultimate chord asserts itself as the converse of the dominant—namely, ..."

4. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1907)
"HOW CAN CHRISTIAN IDEALS BE MADE dominant IN A COMMERCIAL ERA? ... It implies that where money standards prevail Christian ideals cannot be dominant and in ..."

5. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by Religious Education Association (1907)
"HOW CAN CHRISTIAN IDEALS BE MADE dominant IN A COMMERCIAL ERA? ... It implies that where money standards prevail Christian ideals cannot be dominant and in ..."

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