Definition of domination
1 : supremacy or preeminence over another
2 : exercise of mastery or ruling power
3 : exercise of preponderant, governing, or controlling influence
4 dominations plural : dominion 3
Examples of domination in a Sentence
auction houses battling for domination in the high-end art market
the Spanish domination of the Americas in the 16th century
Recent Examples of domination from the Web
His team’s domination was verified after the break when Madrid went back in front –
Lee died in 1870, as Democrats and ex-Confederates were commencing a wave of terrorist violence that would ultimately reimpose their domination over the Southern states.
Domination was verified after the break when Madrid went back in front — through Casemiro's strike which deflected off Sami Khedira — and this time the lead was retained.
His mug shot from the jail — showing lifeless eyes and scraggly facial hair — provided a stark illustration of how much Woods' mystique has been shattered since a decade of domination that golf had never seen.
That's kind of been our thing from the start, but world domination?
The deal provided the foundation for Univision's profitability and eventual domination of U.S. Spanish-language television.
While managing diabetes, our superhero battles aliens disguised as sugary junk foods bent on world domination.
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When Should You Use Domination?
Domination may sound like something that's achieved by military force. The total domination of Europe, for example, has never been achieved: The Roman empire could never fully dominate the northern Germanic tribes; Napoleon couldn't conquer Spain; and although Adolf Hitler was briefly dominant over most of the continent, he never managed to overpower England. But the word's earliest appearances don't necessarily involve physical force; Chaucer, for instance, speaks of a mind's domination by strong drink. So we may observe that a great tennis player has continued his domination of the world's courts this season, or that the domination of popular music by rock and roll was obvious by the end of the 1950s.
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