[ US /ˈdɑmənənt/ ]
[ UK /dˈɒmɪnənt/ ]
  1. (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar
  2. exercising influence or control
    the dominant partner in the marriage
    television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion
  3. most frequent or common
    prevailing winds
  1. (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
  2. an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
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How To Use dominant In A Sentence

  • Venuti advocates that translators create a discursive heterogeneity by using non-dominant English forms to make the foreignness of the source texts felt and render the translations visible.
  • Only a very strong, perhaps only a globally dominant, power can sustain informal empire in the long run.
  • This part of the film develops slowly, and is predominantly a straight drama.
  • The strong force is the one that is dominant in the atomic nucleus, acting between the quarks inside the proton and the neutron.
  • The Mullahs remained a dominant influence until the twentieth century when the Pahlavis attempted to curb them.
  • Research forms the predominant part of my job.
  • A varietal is a wine made predominantly from one specific grape and is labeled as such, for example, California Merlot.
  • Burundi and Rwanda are predominantly agricultural economies with their primary exports being coffee and tea.
  • Forest trees are good experimental objects because they are dominants, and because suitable methods are available to determine growth increments.
  • And feminist psychologists are still predominantly concerned with making egalitarian corrections to traditional psychological theories, rather than working with their uncertainties.
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