dominance

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Etymology[edit]

From dominant +‎ -ance.

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Noun[edit]

dominance (plural dominances)

  1. The state of being dominant; of prime importance; supremacy.
    • 2011 September 29, Jon Smith, “Tottenham 3 - 1 Shamrock Rovers”, BBC Sport:
      But with the lively Dos Santos pulling the strings behind strikers Pavlyuchenko and Defoe, Spurs controlled the first half without finding the breakthrough their dominance deserved.
  2. Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others.
  3. (physiology) The superior development of or preference for one side of the body or one of a pair of organs; such as being right-handed.
  4. (biology, genetics) The property of a gene such that it suppresses the expression of its allele.

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Noun[edit]

dominance f (plural dominances)

  1. dominance

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