Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.
A genetic trait that is expressed even if only one gene in the pair code for it; it will "override" a gene that codes for a recessive trait.
a trait that is apparent even when the gene for that disorder is inherited from only one parent. See autosomal dominant disorder, recessive, gene.
An allele that is almost always expressed, even if only one copy is present. See also: gene, genome
The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.
(1) The fifth degree of the diatonic scale. (2) the triad built on this degree; (3) the key oriented around this degree.
the note or chord on the fifth degree of a diatonic scale. Often notated with the “V” Roman numeral.
The fifth scale degree and/or the triad or seventh chord built on it. The dominant sonority has the strongest functional pull toward tonic , thus is central in defining tonal operations. The dominant pitch of a C-major scale is C. The dominant triad of in C major is the G-major triad.
() ( Silvic.). A tree forming part of the dominant tree class. See Tree classes, Appendix II. () ( Ecol.). That constituent of plant community which exerts the greatest influence on its character. () ( Genl.). A species of the upper canopy. ( BCFT).
More prevalent than any other species and determines the appearance and composition of the community.
A common species that is always dominant in the sub-association. It has the greatest biomass and is generally the most frequent. Any number of species could be dominant e.g. 1,2,3,4 or 5 depending on the association. See also co-dominant and sub-dominant. Wilson and Brocklehurst, pers. comm., 2000
A dominant crown is one where the area occupied by the tree crowns of the upper stratum occupies over 50% of the total crown cover of the stand. Forestry Victoria
Trees with crowns extending above the general level of the canopy, receiving full sunlight form above, and partly from the sides (see crown classes).
A plant, usually a tree, that becomes the largest and most common in an area over time. Trees such as oaks, hickories, and elms will eventually take over a forest in a particular area.
trees whose crowns extend above those of surrounding trees which capture sunlight from above and on one or more side of the crown.
Adjective used to describe one who exercises control, influence or guidance over someone else. Does not describe the actions per se, rather is used as an adjective of distinguishment.
Men or women in control of a submissive partner
exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"
A sexual partner who is in control of a willing submissive partner.
A person that enjoys to dominate someone. Dom, Master, or Top are other names for a male dominant. Domme, Domina, Dominatrix, Mistress, or Top are used for female dominants
(Also dom, domme, domina and dominatrix -- the last three are female only). The person who wants to be the controlling partner or aggressor in sexual relations. (It can also be used as a descriptor: "I am dominant in the bedroom.") If the person has mentioned a D/s relationship or says they like it "kinky," it can mean playing the role of "Master" or Mistress" to the partner's "slave" or "servant." If someone says point blank, "I'm a dom (or domme)," they mean this type of role play, added, most likely, to elements like bondage, pain, and other goodies. Again, clarify.
In a relationship, usually the alto.
Within a BDSM relationship, the person that by mutual consent is in control of the relationship. Could be a man or a woman
One who enjoys controlling another person by deciding what happens and when.
a person who exercises the power to take control of a person or situation through usage of some means (such as physical, mental, financial, etc
Ruling or controlling. The cerebral hemisphere that controls speech formation is referred to as the dominant hemisphere.
Ruling or controlling, having strong impact on others.
The most perceptible olfactory note in a composition.
A part of a composition appears more important that other parts.
The area of a work which has greatest visual impact, achieved through color, size, shape or texture. See the Composition and Design Forum.
A person who prefers to assume the powerful role in sadomasochistic (SM) play. Also known as a "top."
(dom.) Taking a leading role in sexual situations, leading the scene. Those who are dominant often take the initiative, and are often top in sexual positions.
Also known as a top. A person who prefers to assume the proactive role in sadomasochistic (SM) play.