- The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority, often when arbitrary or insolent.
- In such a people, the haughtiness of domination combines with the spirit of freedom.
2012, Sandra Lee Bartky, Femininity and Domination, ISBN 1136785337:
- What this means is that the subordination of women by men is pervasive, that it orders the relationship of the sexes in every area of life, that a sexual politics of domination is as much in evidence in the private spheres of the family, ordinary social life, and sexuality as in the traditionally public spheres of government and the economy.
- A ruling party; a party in power.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Burke to this entry?)
- A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy.
- Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues, powers.
1872, The Sacristy: A Quarterly Review of Ecclesiastical Art and Literature, page 20:
- The succession of orders given in this passage is not exactly the same as in the succeeding chapters, in which it is as follows: -- Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones; Dominations, Virtues, Powers; Principalities, Archangels, Angels.
2010, Matthew Bunson, Angels A to Z: A Who's Who of the Heavenly Host, ISBN 0307554368, page 80:
- According to Dionysius, the dominations have the duty in the heavenly host of regulating the tasks of the angels and "through them the majesty of God is manifested." Through the efforts of the dominations - who are naturally seen only rarely by mortals -- the very order of the cosmos is maintained.
- A fetish characterized by control/power over and discipline of one's sexual partner.
- (topology) Synonym of
1998, Teresa W. Haynes, Stephen T. Hedetniemi, & Peter J. Slater, Fundamentals of Domination in Graphs, ISBN 0824700333, page 299:
- With more than 200 research papers published on the algorithmic complexity of domination and related parameters of graphs, it is difficult to know what to cover in a relatively short chapter on the subject, especially since it could take quite a few pages just to cover the preliminaries of computational complexity and the many algorithm design paradigms that have been applied to domination problems.
act of dominating
- domination in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- domination in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
domination f (plural dominations)
- (domination): soumission