• WordNet 3.6
    • n domination social control by dominating
    • n domination power to dominate or defeat "mastery of the seas"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Catnip can affect lions and tigers as well as house cats. It excites them because it contains a chemical that resembles an excretion of the dominant female's urine. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.
    • Domination A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen. "Thrones, dominations , princedoms, virtues, powers.""Great Sire! whom thrones celestial ceaseless sing."
    • Domination A ruling party; a party in power.
    • Domination The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent sway. "In such a people, the haughtiness of domination combines with the spirit of freedom."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n domination The exercise of power in ruling; dominion; sovereignty; lordship; government.
    • n domination Control by means of superior ability, influence, position, or resources; prevailing force: as, the domination of strong minds over weak; the domination of reason over the passions.
    • n domination plural An order of angels, supposed to be mentioned in two passages of the New Testament (Eph. i. 21, Col. i. 16), where the authorized version uses the word dominions. In the scheme of the celestial hierarchy (see hierarchy) of Dionysius the pseudo-Areopagite (first cited in the sixth century), and afterward generally accepted, the dominations constitute the fourth among the nine orders of angels, ranking as the first order of the second or intermediate triad. The form domination rather than dominion is due to the Latin dominatio of the Vulgate, the rendering of the Greek κυριότης, dominion, lordship, power and rank of a lord, the word also used by Dionysius.
    • n domination Synonyms Rule, command.
    • n domination Influence, Ascendancy, etc. See authority.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Domination government: absolute authority: tyranny
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  • Robert Collier
    “One comes to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true of false. It comes to be dominating thought in one's mind.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    “The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts”
  • Herbert Marcuse
    Herbert Marcuse
    “The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it.”
  • Gloria Steinem
    “Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    “All personal, psychological, social, and institutionalized domination on this earth can be traced back to its source: the phallic identities of men.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    “Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. domination, L. dominatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. domināri, -ātus, to be master—dominus, master—domare = Eng. tame.


In literature:

We came, we the invaders, to dominate, and we remained to serve.
"The Open Secret of Ireland" by T. M. Kettle
The United States also is a part of the Atlantic coast: this is the dominant fact of American history.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
I saw the North, the country around me, growing in wealth and dominance.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
He was the dominant figure in a group of six or seven gathered about the flames.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
But he was a man stern, unconciliating and domineering.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
At the same epoch, the foreigners who dominated Italy, threw themselves with the enthusiasm of fanaticism into this Revival.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Are her fetters due only to his unfair domination?
"The Business of Being a Woman" by Ida M. Tarbell
The feudal lords dominated the countryside, pillaged traders, waged internal war and defied the authority of the duke.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
All through dinner a certain strange excitement dominated Theodora.
"Beyond The Rocks" by Elinor Glyn
His one dominant idea was to throw up his hands and go down, down the deep descent.
"Dan Merrithew" by Lawrence Perry

In poetry:

And yet with these He would not play.
He made Him small fowl out of clay,
And blessed them till they flew away:
Tu creasti Domine
"The Birds" by Hilaire Belloc
On childing women that are forelorn,
And men that sweat in nothing but scorn:
That is on all that ever were born,
Miserere Domine.
"Heretics All" by Hilaire Belloc
And whispers and rumours were creeping,
Repeating the dominant theme.
The flight into Egypt, his childhood
Already seemed faint as a dream.
"Bad Days" by Boris Pasternak
Night, that trembles as reflected in my eyes,
but in itself strong;
inexhaustible creation, dominant,
enduring beyond the earth's endurance;
"Night (O you whose countenance)" by Rainer Maria Rilke
I saw a vision of a woman, where
Night and new morning strive for domination;
Incomparably pale, and almost fair,
And sad beyond expression.
"From House To House" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
from overseas, at last am dominant
over three acres and a blooming
conurbation of country lives, few of whom
I shall ever meet, and with fewer
"Thanksgiving for a Habitat" by W H Auden

In news:

The Mavs, older than the Lakers, dominated the Western Conference en route to the Finals, where they continue to acquit themselves nicely.
Pitt dominated Notre Dame in just about every statistical category when the Panthers and Fighting Irish played at Notre Dame Stadium last year.
It's also the dominant paradigm for progressive business movements.
Jews Dominate Auteur 's New Play.
A dominant defense is now on auto-pilot .
Credit unions continue to dominate, with SEFCU again placing first by a wide margin.
Vivid hues of blues and greens dominate the landscape of Barbados .
From Soccer to Tennis to Cycling, Spain Is Suddenly Dominating Sports.
Alyssa Ki/The Jersey Journal Bayonne junior Kaitlyn Pallito (center), here in action earlier this season against St Dominic, currently leads Hudson County in goals and total points.
Manning was born in Boloit, Wis. To Dominic and Laura (Jordan) Mini.
Fairfax's Carroll dominates women's race.
St Ferdinand Church in Cranberry Township, Pa. Was the setting for the Oct 16 wedding that united Tami Downing and Dominic Croce in marriage.
Once again, Abington Heights and Scranton Prep, the dominant tennis programs in the Lackawanna League reigned supreme in doubles.
Will Tuesday be a transformative day when America elects our first African- American president and a wave of "Throw the bums out" wipes away decades of political dominance by religious and social conservatives.
Inc.'s (IMT) Dominator CS is a lighter, midsize addition to the Dominator family of mechanics trucks.

In science:

In section 5 we introduce a weak notion of “compact domination” where the set being dominated is a space of types rather than a definable or typedefinable set.
Generically stable and smooth measures in NIP theories
The domination statement will be roughly the domination of a suitable family of “generic” types by G/G00 with its Haar measure.
Generically stable and smooth measures in NIP theories
Similarly the number of edges between two sets S, T dominates B in(|S | |T |, p0) and is dominated by B in(|S | |T |, (1 − ǫ)−1p0 ) and Property Qb also holds from Chernoff bounds.
Packing Hamilton Cycles in Random and Pseudo-Random Hypergraphs
Similarly the number of edges between two sets S, T dominates B in((α − ǫ)|S | |T |, (1 − ǫ)p∗ ) and is dominated by B in((α − ǫ)|S | |T |, p∗) and Property Qb also holds from Chernoff bounds.
Packing Hamilton Cycles in Random and Pseudo-Random Hypergraphs
Moreover, we say that f is balanced iff it is of type id / id, we say it is E -dominated iff it is of type E /E , and we say it is N -dominated iff it is of type N/N .
Minimal functions on the random graph