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Main Entry: 1dom·i·nant
Pronunciation: primarystressdäm-(schwa-)nschwant
Function: adjective
1 a : commanding, controlling, or having great influence over all others <a dominant political figure> b : very important, powerful, or successful <a dominant industry>
2 : rising high above the surroundings
3 : PREDOMINANT, OUTSTANDING
4 : exhibiting genetic dominance <a dominant gene> <dominant traits in peas> -- compare : 1RECESSIVE 2
5 : of, relating to, or being an ecological dominant
- dom·i·nant·ly adverb

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