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
Pilsudski dreamed of allying states on the Baltic, Black and Adriatic seas to oppose domination either by Russians or Germans.
At the time of the merger, the dramatic concession seemed to mark a turning point for Uber: an acknowledgement of the limits of Kalanick’s dreams of world domination.
Defending Funny Car champion and current points leader Ron Capps continued his domination, winning for the sixth time in 2017 and the 56th in his career.
Germany, the almost-perfect machine with an average squad age of 24 years old and without a star player, has been the most impressive team in the tournament, most notably during its 4-1 domination of Mexico in the semifinal stage.
When Donald Trump Tweets About Your Stocks Take heed, Trump’s domination is starting to plateau, and social media appears to be tiring of the evolving Trump storyline, Senatori says, but that of course could change with a single 4 a.m. tweet.
Yet Hong Kong’s challenges run much deeper than threats of greater domination by Beijing.
His domination of the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Thursday night can be filed under the category of the unexpected.
And that domination has had a real impact on Miami’s fan base.
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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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