• WordNet 3.6
    • n subdominant (music) the fourth note of the diatonic scale
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Subdominant (Mus) The fourth tone above, or fifth below, the tonic; -- so called as being under the dominant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n subdominant In music, the tone next below the dominant in a scale; the fourth, as D in the scale of A: also used adjectively. See diagram under circle.
    • subdominant Subordinate; sub-maximal or subnormal: said specifically of the stimuli which evoke marginal or obscure mental processes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Subdominant sub-dom′i-nant (mus.) the tone next below the dominant.
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In literature:

The next exercise consists in the use of three chords, tonic, dominant, and subdominant; the melody, as before, being sung.
"Music As A Language" by Ethel Home
The third movement consists of a fine Adagio in E flat, in the key of the subdominant and in three-four time.
"The Pianoforte Sonata" by J.S. Shedlock
The main theme at its third appearance is in the subdominant key, with effective rhythmic modifications.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
There were no fourths; the dominant and the subdominant were absent.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
The cadence formed when a subdominant chord immediately precedes the final tonic chord.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
Thus I represents tonic major, iv represents subdominant minor, and so on.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various

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However, the true value of the corrective terms of SN (t) is more uncertain as they also depend on the subdominant factors of Γt (r).
I. Territory covered by N random walkers on deterministic fractals. The Sierpinski gasket
Also the second and third terms are subdominant compared to the first term for small J’ in this case.
Bond-randomness-induced Neel order in weakly coupled antiferromagnetic spin chains
The 12 element in V ′ CKM is of order λ, so the rotations in eq. (30) have only a subdominant effect.
Flavour Symmetries and Kahler Operators
The size of coarse integration ∆tc is sufficiently small such that the the temporal errors are subdominant (e.g., O(10−6 ) for the mean as shown from Fig. 4.2).
Equation-free, multiscale computation for unsteady random diffusion
Fourth-order (L = 4) Jacobi basis is used in the physical space, so that the errors from spatial restriction Px are subdominant.
Equation-free, multiscale computation for unsteady random diffusion
The annihilation type diagrams may contribute subdominantly to the decay rate, but still can have significant impact on CP asymmetries. A systematic study is thus called for in such cases and will be reported elsewhere.
W-exchange/Annihilation amplitudes in LCSR - $B_d^0 \to D_s^-K^+$ as an example
On the analytical side, efforts have focused on the small disorder limit : Ref finds a marginally irrelevant disorder where the quenched critical properties are the same as in the pure case, up to subdominant logarithmic corrections.
Random walks and polymers in the presence of quenched disorder
Turning to the three-body channels, the decay through the virtual photon to a qq pair can become comparable to the subdominant channel χ → eG Z , injecting nucleons even in the kinematical region mχ < m3/2 + MZ , where direct on-shell Z -boson production is not possible 2 .
Bound-State Effects on Light-Element Abundances in Gravitino Dark Matter Scenarios
Typically Fi /mi = O(F /MGU T ), which would make this contribution subdominant with respect to gravity, precisely because of the loop suppression.
Proton decay, supersymmetry breaking and its mediation
Neumann, Distribution of subdominant eigenvalues of matrices with random rows, SIAM J.
Circular Law Theorem for Random Markov Matrices
The additional jumps result in subdominated scalings.
Continuous Time Random Walks with Internal Dynamics and Subdiffusive Reaction-Diffusion Equations
Moreover, most of the background of tau neutrinos from atmospheric oscillations and also the other two subdominant sources of tau neutrinos can be effectively reduced by exploiting directionality.
Unstable Gravitino Dark Matter and Neutrino Flux
Top: Total entropy stot with the subdominant part (dashed).
Hiding Quiet Solutions in Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
In this chapter we also assume that the collisional terms are subdominant.
The theory of gyrokinetic turbulence: A multiple-scales approach
On the other hand, only including correlations for the subdominant systematic errors could lead to an underestimate of the relative impact of these uncertainties.
Precision determination of electroweak parameters and the strange content of the proton from neutrino deep-inelastic scattering