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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dominance  \Dom"i*nance\,  Dominancy  \Dom"i*nan*cy\,  n. 
  Predominance;  ascendency;  authority. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dominance 
  n  1:  superior  development  of  one  side  of  the  body  [syn:  {laterality}] 
  2:  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"  [syn: 
  {ascendance},  {ascendence},  {ascendancy},  {ascendency},  {control}] 
  3:  the  power  to  exercise  authoritative  or  dominating  control  or 
  influence  over  "he  has  the  authority  to  issue  warrants" 
  [syn:  {authority},  {say-so}] 




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