Controlling vs. Dominant

Controlling vs. Dominant — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Controlling and Dominant

Controllingverb

To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct

The majority party controls the legislative agenda.

Dominantadjective

Exercising the most power, control, or influence

the dominant nations during the Cold War.

Controllingverb

To adjust to a requirement; regulate

rules that control trading on the stock market.valves that control the flow of water.

Dominantadjective

Most abundant or conspicuous; predominant

"[The fireplaces'] shallow brick arches are a relief from the dominant squares and verticals of the windows and doors" (Stephen A. Kliment).

Controllingverb

To hold in restraint; check

struggled to control my temper.

Dominantadjective

Higher; overlooking

dominant hills.

Controllingverb

To reduce or prevent the spread of

used a pesticide to control insects.controlled the fire by dousing it with water.

Dominantadjective

Tending to be stronger than its counterpart or used for the most important tasks or in the most pressing situations

Which is your dominant eye? Throw the ball with your dominant arm.

Controllingverb

To verify or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or by comparing with another standard.

Dominantadjective

(Genetics) Of, relating to, or being an allele that produces the same phenotypic effect in heterozygotes as in homozygotes.

Controllingverb

To verify (a financial account, for example) by using a duplicate register for comparison.

Dominantadjective

(Ecology) Of, relating to, or being a species that is most characteristic of an ecological community and usually determines the presence, abundance, and type of other species.

Controllingnoun

Authority or ability to manage or direct

lost control of the skidding car.the leaders in control of the country.

Dominantadjective

(Music) Relating to or based on the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.

Controllingnoun

One that controls; a controlling agent, device, or organization.

Dominantnoun

(Genetics) A dominant allele or a trait produced by a dominant allele.

Controllingnoun

An instrument.

Dominantnoun

(Ecology) A dominant species.

Controllingnoun

controls A set of such instruments.

Dominantnoun

(Music) The fifth tone of a diatonic scale.

Controllingnoun

A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb

a control on prices.price controls.

Dominantnoun

(music) The fifth major tone of a musical scale (five major steps above the note in question); thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.

Controllingnoun

A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of a scientific experiment.

Dominantnoun

(music) The triad built on the dominant tone.

Controllingnoun

An individual or group used as a standard of comparison in a scientific experiment, as a group of subjects given an inactive substance in an experiment testing a new drug administered to another group of subjects.

Dominantnoun

(genetics) A gene that is dominant.

Controllingnoun

An intelligence agent who supervises or instructs another agent.

Dominantnoun

A species or organism that is dominant.

Controllingnoun

A spirit presumed to speak or act through a medium.

Dominantnoun

(BDSM) The dominating partner in sadomasochistic sexual activity.

Controllingadjective

Exerting control over a person or thing.

His mother is very controlling.

Dominantadjective

Ruling; governing; prevailing

The dominant party controlled the government.

Controllingverb

present participle of control

Dominantadjective

Predominant, common, prevalent, of greatest importance.

The dominant plants of the Carboniferous were lycopods and early conifers.

Controllingnoun

The act of exerting control.

Dominantadjective

(medicine) Designating the follicle which will survive atresia and permit ovulation.

Controllingadjective

able to control or determine policy;

a controlling interest in the firm

Dominantnoun

(music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale

Dominantadjective

exercising influence or control;

television plays a dominant role in molding public opinionthe dominant partner in the marriage

Dominantadjective

of genes; producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar