Dominant vs. Dominator

Dominant vs. Dominator — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Dominant and Dominator

Dominantadjective

Exercising the most power, control, or influence

the dominant nations during the Cold War.

Dominatorverb

To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power

Successful leaders dominate events rather than react to them.

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).

Dominatorverb

To exert a supreme, guiding influence on or over

Ambition dominated their lives.

Dominantadjective

Higher; overlooking

dominant hills.

Dominatorverb

To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in

a drug company that dominates the tranquilizer market.
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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.

Dominatorverb

To be the most abundant in

Grasses dominate most salt marshes.

Dominantadjective

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

Dominatorverb

To overlook from a height

a view from the cliffside chalet that dominates the valley.

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.

Dominatorverb

To have or exert strong authority or mastery.

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Dominantadjective

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

Dominatorverb

To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.

Dominantnoun

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

Dominatorverb

To be predominant in an ecosystem.

Dominantnoun

(Ecology) A dominant species.

Dominatornoun

One who dominates.

Dominantnoun

(Music) The fifth tone of a diatonic scale.

Dominatornoun

(graph theory) A node that dominates another.

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.

Dominantnoun

(music) The triad built on the dominant tone.

Dominantnoun

(genetics) A gene that is dominant.

Dominantnoun

A species or organism that is dominant.

Dominantnoun

(BDSM) The dominating partner in sadomasochistic sexual activity.

Dominantadjective

Ruling; governing; prevailing

The dominant party controlled the government.

Dominantadjective

Predominant, common, prevalent, of greatest importance.

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

Dominantadjective

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

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