dominant

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From Middle French dominant.

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dominant (plural dominants)

  1. (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.
  2. (music) The triad built on the dominant tone.
  3. (BDSM) The dominating partner in sadomasochistic sexual activity.
    • 2011, Jayne Rylon, Mistress's Master (page 65)
      His story was a fable you told dominants in training to stress the importance of comprehending the depths of your submissive's needs.

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dominant (comparative more dominant, superlative most dominant)

  1. Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling.
    The dominant party controlled the government.
    • Macaulay
      The member of a dominant race is, in his dealings with the subject race, seldom indeed fraudulent, [] but imperious, insolent, and cruel.
  2. Predominant, common, prevalent, of greatest importance.
    The dominant plants of the Carboniferous were lycopods and early conifers.
    • 2009, H. Stephen Stoker, General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, page 10
      All other elements are mere "impurities" when their abundances are compared with those of these two dominant elements.

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dominant (comparative dominanter, superlative dominantst)

  1. dominant

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dominant

  1. Present participle of dominer.

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dominant m (feminine dominante, masculine plural dominants, feminine plural dominantes)

  1. dominant

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dominant (comparative dominanter, superlative am dominantesten)

  1. dominant

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