1. [ adjective ] exercising influence or control

"television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion" "the dominant partner in the marriage"

Related terms: subordinate in_charge sovereign overriding governing ascendant superior controlling possessive superior status
2. [ adjective ] of genes; producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar
Related terms: recessive
3. [ noun ] (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
Related terms: note music
Similar spelling:   dominantly