Definition of Dominance

1. Noun. Superior development of one side of the body.

Exact synonyms: Laterality
Generic synonyms: Bodily Property



2. Noun. The state that exists when one person or group has power over another. "Her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"

3. Noun. The organic phenomenon in which one of a pair of alleles present in a genotype is expressed in the phenotype and the other allele of the pair is not.
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Generic synonyms: Organic Phenomenon
Derivative terms: Dominant

4. Noun. The power or right to give orders or make decisions. "A place of potency in the state"
Exact synonyms: Authorisation, Authority, Authorization, Potency, Say-so
Specialized synonyms: Power Of Appointment, Carte Blanche, Command, Imperium, Lordship, Muscle, Sovereignty
Generic synonyms: Control
Derivative terms: Dominate, Potent

Definition of Dominance

1. n. Predominance; ascendency; authority.

Definition of Dominance

1. Noun. The state of being dominant; of prime importance; supremacy. ¹

2. Noun. Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others. ¹

3. Noun. The superior development or preference for one side of the body or of one of a pair of organs; such as being right-handed. ¹

4. Noun. The property of a gene such that it supresses the expression of its allele. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dominance

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dominance

1. The full phenotypic expression of a gene in both heterozygotes and homozygotes. Origin: L. Dominari = to govern This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dominance

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domiciliating
domiciliation
domiciliations
domiciling
domicils
domiculture
domier
domiest
domification
domifications
domified
domify
domifying
domina
dominance (current term)
dominance-subordination
dominance hierarchy
dominance measure
dominance threshold number
dominances
dominancies
dominancy
dominand
dominant
dominant character
dominant eye
dominant frequency
dominant gene
dominant hemisphere

Literary usage of Dominance

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1. Genetics; an Introduction to the Study of Heredity by Herbert Eugene Walter (1922)
"RELATIVE SIGNIFICANCE OF dominance AND SEGREGATION OF the three fundamental principles which underlie "Mendel's law," namely, segregation, independence of ..."

2. Publication of the American Sociological Society by American Sociological Association (1917)
"DIVISION ON HUMAN ECOLOGY THE CONCEPT OF dominance AND WORLD ORGANIZATION RD McKENZIE University of Washington ABSTRACT1 The spatial ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1908)
"dominance, it will be observed, it a matter of the soma ... What determines dominance ? Various replies have been given to this question. ..."

4. Individuality in Organisms by Charles Manning Child (1915)
"CHAPTER V THE RANGE OF dominance, PHYSIOLOGICAL ISOLATION, AND EXPERIMENTAL REPRODUCTION If the conception of physiological dominance which is presented in ..."

5. Inheritance in Poultry by Charles Benedict Davenport (1906)
"The lack of uniformity in dominance of yellow may be due to essential ... This shows that dominance and recessiveness depend upon a relation of the ..."

6. Gender Differences in Earnings Among Young Adults Entering the Labor Market by Suzanne B. Clery, John B. Lee, Laura G. Knapp (1998)
"CONSISTENT WORKERS' EARNINGS BY GENDER dominance OF MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY GENDER dominance OF MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY The gender dominance of major field ..."

7. Heredity and Environment in the Development of Men by Edwin Grant Conklin (1922)
"Modifications of the Principle of dominance. Incomplete dominance.—A large number of animal and plant hybrids show one contrasting character completely ..."

8. Poverty and Equity: Measurement, Policy and Estimation with DAD by Jean-Yves Duclos, Abdelkrim Araar (2006)
"(1°'14) This condition is illustrated in Figure 10.2 for general s-order dominance, where dominance holds until z+, but would not hold if z+ exceeded zs. ..."

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