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English noun: dominance

1. dominance (attribute) superior development of one side of the body


Synonymslaterality


Broader (hypernym)bodily property

2. dominance (state) the state that exists when one person or group has power over another


SamplesHer apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her.


Synonymsascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)absolutism, ascendant, ascendent, despotism, domination, dominion, mastery, monopoly, predominance, predomination, prepotency, regulation, rule, supremacy, tyranny

3. dominance (phenomenon) the organic phenomenon in which one of a pair of alleles present in a genotype is expressed in the phenotype and the other allele of the pair is not


Broader (hypernym)organic phenomenon


Domain categorygenetic science, genetics

4. dominance (attribute) the power or right to give orders or make decisions


SamplesHe has the authority to issue warrants.
Deputies are given authorization to make arrests.
A place of potency in the state.


Synonymsauthorisation, authority, authorization, potency, say-so


Broader (hypernym)control


Narrower (hyponym)carte blanche, command, imperium, lordship, muscle, power of appointment, sovereignty









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