Word: dominant

PRONUNCIATION: dom·i·nant

Definition:

1.ruling, governing, or controlling; having or exerting authority or influence:
dominant in the chain of command.
2.
occupying or being in a commanding or elevated position.
3.
predominant; main; major; chief:
Corn is the dominant crop of Iowa.

4.Genetics. of or relating to a dominant.

5.
Music. pertaining to or based on the dominant:
the dominant chord.



Sample Sentences: 1. The fold in the ears was caused by a heritable, dominant, 2. mutated gene. 3. Jessi went to the porch and automatically reached over him with her dominant hand. In iraqi Arabic is the dominant language. 4. He dominates his family and makes all the decisions. 5. Some people say Japan is a male-dominated society.

Part of speech: adjective

Variation of the word:dominant, dominate, domineer.


Synonyms: assertive, commanding, powerful.


Antonyms: Humble, extra, minor.