Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dominant

2 senses of dominant

Sense 1
dominant -- ((music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale)
       => note, musical note, tone -- (a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long")

Sense 2
dominant allele, dominant -- (an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different)
       => allele, allelomorph -- ((genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character; "some alleles are dominant over others")

Antonyms of adj dominant

3 senses of dominant

Sense 1
dominant (vs. subordinate) -- (exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage")

subordinate (vs. dominant), low-level -- (lower in rank or importance)
        => adjunct, assistant -- (of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another)
        => associate (prenominal) -- (having partial rights and privileges or subordinate status; "an associate member"; "an associate professor")
        => secondary -- (belonging to a lower class or rank)
        => under (prenominal) -- (lower in rank, power, or authority; "an under secretary")

Sense 2
dominant (vs. recessive) -- ((of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar)

recessive (vs. dominant) -- ((of genes) producing its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical)

Sense 3
prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rife -- (most frequent or common; "prevailing winds")

INDIRECT (VIA frequent) -> infrequent -- (not frequent; not occurring regularly or at short intervals; "infrequent outbursts of temper")

Similarity of adj dominant

3 senses of dominant

Sense 1
dominant (vs. subordinate) -- (exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage")
       => ascendant, ascendent, dominating -- (most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe")
       => controlling -- (able to control or determine policy; "a controlling interest in the firm")
       => governing -- (responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws; "governing bodies")
       => overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating -- (having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism")
       => possessive -- (having or showing a desire to control or dominate; "a possessive parent")
       => sovereign, supreme -- (greatest in status or authority or power; "a supreme tribunal")
       => superior -- ((sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law")
          Also See-> superior#2

Sense 2
dominant (vs. recessive) -- ((of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar)

Sense 3
prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rife -- (most frequent or common; "prevailing winds")
       => frequent (vs. infrequent) -- (coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints")

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