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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dominant  \Dom"i*nant\,  a.  [L.  dominans,  -antis,  p.  pr  of 
  dominari:  cf  F.  dominant.  See  {Dominate}.] 
  Ruling;  governing;  prevailing;  controlling;  predominant;  as 
  the  dominant  party,  church,  spirit,  power. 
 
  The  member  of  a  dominant  race  is  in  his  dealings  with 
  the  subject  race,  seldom  indeed  fraudulent,  .  .  .  but 
  imperious,  insolent,  and  cruel.  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Dominant  estate}  or  {tenement}  (Law),  the  estate  to  which  a 
  servitude  or  easement  is  due  from  another  estate,  the 
  estate  over  which  the  servitude  extends  being  called  the 
  servient  estate  or  tenement.  --Bouvier.  --Wharton's  Law 
  Dict. 
 
  {Dominant  owner}  (Law),  one  who  owns  lands  on  which  there  is 
  an  easement  owned  by  another. 
 
  Syn:  Governing;  ruling;  controlling;  prevailing;  predominant; 
  ascendant. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dominant  \Dom"i*nant\,  n.  (Mus.) 
  The  fifth  tone  of  the  scale;  thus  G  is  the  dominant  of  C,  A 
  of  D,  and  so  on 
 
  {Dominant  chord}  (Mus.),  the  chord  based  upon  the  dominant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dominant 
  adj  1:  exercising  influence  or  control;  "television  plays  a 
  dominant  role  in  molding  public  opinion";  "the 
  dominant  partner  in  the  marriage"  [ant:  {subordinate}] 
  2:  of  genes;  producing  the  same  phenotype  whether  its  allele  is 
  identical  or  dissimilar  [ant:  {recessive}] 
  n  :  (music)  the  fifth  note  of  the  diatonic  scale 




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