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  • adj. 显性的, 优势的(exercising the most influence or control)
  • [类] 反义词: recessive ( 隐性的)

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I. adjective

  • Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin dominant-, dominans, present participle of dominari
  • Date: circa 1532
  • 1.
    • a. commanding, controlling, or prevailing over all others <the dominant culture>
    • b. very important, powerful, or successful <a dominant theme><a dominant industry>
  • 2. overlooking and commanding from a superior position <a dominant hill>
  • 3. of, relating to, or exerting ecological or genetic dominance
  • 4. being the one of a pair of bodily structures that is the more effective or predominant in action <dominant eye>
  • ? dominantly adverb
  • Synonyms:
    • dominant, predominant, paramount, preponderant mean superior to all others in influence or importance. dominant applies to something that is uppermost because ruling or controlling <a dominant social class>. predominant applies to something that exerts, often temporarily, the most marked influence<a predominant emotion>. paramount implies supremacy in importance, rank, or jurisdiction<unemployment was the paramount issue in the campaign>. preponderant applies to an element or factor that outweighs all others in influence or effect<preponderant evidence in her favor>.

II. noun

  • Date: 1819
  • 1. the fifth tone of a major or minor scale
  • 2.
    • a. a dominant genetic character or factor
    • b. any of one or more kinds of organism (as a species) in an ecological community that exerts a controlling influence on the environment and thereby largely determines what other kinds of organisms are present
    • c. a dominant individual in a social hierarchy

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