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dominance

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dominance

noun dom·i·nance \ˈdä-mə-nən(t)s, ˈdäm-nən(t)s\

Definition of DOMINANCE

1
:  the fact or state of being dominant: as
a :  dominant position especially in a social hierarchy
b :  the property of one of a pair of alleles or traits that suppresses expression of the other in the heterozygous condition
c :  the influence or control over ecological communities exerted by a dominant
2
:  functional asymmetry between a pair of bodily structures (as the right and left hands)

Examples of DOMINANCE

  1. <although Napoléon had achieved dominance over the European continent, Great Britain still ruled the waves>
  2. <the professor's dominance in the field of ancient Greek history>

First Known Use of DOMINANCE

1819

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dominance

noun dom·i·nance \ˈdäm(-ə)-nən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DOMINANCE

:  the fact or state of being dominant: as a :  the relative position of an individual in a social hierarchy—compare pecking order b :  the property of one of a pair of alleles or traits that suppresses expression of the other in the heterozygous condition c :  functional asymmetry between a pair of bodily structures (as the right and left hands)

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