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Definition of dominant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    dominant

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    NAmE//ˈdɑmənənt//
     
     
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  1. 1 more important, powerful or noticeable than other things The company has achieved a dominant position in the world market. The dominant feature of the room was the large fireplace.
  2. 2(biology) a dominant gene causes a person to have a particular physical characteristic, for example brown eyes, even if only one of their parents has passed on this gene compare recessive
NAmE//ˈdɑmənəns//
 
noun [uncountable] to achieve/assert dominance over someone political/economic dominance
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