• WordNet 3.6
    • n dominance superior development of one side of the body
    • n dominance the power or right to give orders or make decisions "he has the authority to issue warrants","deputies are given authorization to make arrests","a place of potency in the state"
    • n dominance 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
    • n dominance 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"
    • ***
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.
    • n Dominance Predominance; ascendency; authority.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dominance Rule; control; authority; ascendancy.
    • n dominance In biology, the visible manifestation by a cross-bred organism and by some of its descendants of one or two mutually antagonistic parental characters to the exclusion of the other.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dominance ascendency
    • ***


  • Jean Baudrillard
    “What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Incompatibility. In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.”
  • 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.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dominans, -antis, pr.p. of domināri, to be master.


In literature:

To the east, beyond the Panjkora river, are the hills of Swat, dominated by another Pathan race.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
During modern times, international affairs have been dominated by empires.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
The Aztec religion is that which the Spaniards on their arrival found to be the dominant one in Mexico.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
Hypogene ores are dominantly primary, and supergene ores are dominantly secondary, but either may include both primary and secondary ores.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Tennessee escaped negro domination from the start.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
At this period were instituted the Order of Francis, the Order of Dominic, the Tribunal of the Inquisition.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Each in its way claims dominance.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
The dominant powers in the island were to be English and Scots, not English and Danes.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
A man decides his own fate through the types of thoughts he entertains and gives a dominating influence in his life.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
It may be said here that sight only slowly gained dominance in animal life.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris

In poetry:

We are the slaves of the guns,
Serfs to the dominant things;
Ours are the eyes and the ears,
And the brains of their messagings.
"The Voice Of The Slaves" by Gilbert Frankau
Virginal — wild — and sweet—
So she eludes him still—
The love that he made of dawn and shade
Of dominant want and will.
"The Poet" by Theodosia Garrison
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

In news:

Coca-Cola dominates a market expected to reach sales of £4.5bn this year.
Joint Beaumont, Henry Ford system would dominate Metro market.
An independently owned hardware store that has opened on the northern edge of downtown Indianapolis is hoping to build a customer base in a city and industry dominated by national chains.
Cashier 's Dream dominated a field of six other horses in the $200,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr.
Peter Capaldi joins Dominic West, Ben Whishaw in BBC America drama.
Cavs 79, Pistons 68 It took LeBron James and dominant defense to win this game for the Cavaliers .
Don Cavallo dominates the Dominion Day Stakes.
In fact, three prominent and well-respected members of the Navy's Information Dominance Corps published a very well articulated article by that very title in the October 2012 edition of Proceedings.
CERES — Patterson High's varsity football team had three players each score two rushing touchdowns in a 54-21 Western Athletic Conference domination of the Ceres High Bulldogs on Friday, Oct 26.
William Levy's Samba & Tango Moves Dominate Semi-Finals.
O'Bryant dominates Charlestown in season opener.
PEKIN — The venue may have changed over the years, but the Bedford North Lawrence volleyball team continued its dominance of the Charlestown Invitational, winning the annual.
Milton Dominates County Cross Country Meet.
Miners choppy , but still dominant in 9-1 win.
Jessica Salt, Kyle Stoner, Dominic Lessa and Jamie Roman are ready to step into the spotlight with the opening of "A Chorus Line ".

In science:

Thus, a spin-spin interaction (of either sign) is seen immediately to lead to S = 0 ground state dominance (100% dominance in the M → ∞ many-orbital limit).
Spin Structure of Many-Body Systems with Two-Body Random Interactions
While above a few mm the luminosity is dominated by synchrotron and free-free radio emission, from 100 µm to 1 mm dust continuum emission dominates, with slopes as steep as L(ν ) ∝ ν 3.5 (see Sect. 3).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Optical spectral type from §2.6 of Cohen et al. (2000). “E ” galaxies have spectra dominated by emission lines, “A” galaxies have spectra dominated by absorption lines, and “I ” galaxies have spectra of intermediate type between “E ” and “A”.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
We call such a coupling a witness to the stochastic domination (2). A useful tool for establishing stochastic domination is the well-known Holley’s Inequality.
Coupling and Bernoullicity in random-cluster and Potts models
The procedure of taking into account the terms with maximal number of pairs can be justified by the following ground state dominance like argument: the term, exp(np2,cN ), dominates over exp(p2,cN ) for large N and n > 1.
Localization of a random heteropolymer onto a surface