dom·i·nant /-nənt/ 形容詞
Dom·i·nant a. Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.
The member of a dominant race is, in his dealings with the subject race, seldom indeed fraudulent, . . . but imperious, insolent, and cruel. --Macaulay.
Dominant estate or Dominant tenement Law, the estate to which a servitude or easement is due from another estate, the estate over which the servitude extends being called the servient estate or tenement. --Bouvier. --Wharton's Law Dict.
Dominant owner Law, one who owns lands on which there is an easement owned by another.
Syn: -- Governing; ruling; controlling; prevailing; predominant; ascendant.
Dom·i·nant, n. Mus. The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.
Dominant chord Mus., the chord based upon the dominant.
adj 1: exercising influence or control; "television plays a
dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the
dominant partner in the marriage" [ant: subordinate]
2: of genes; producing the same phenotype whether its allele is
identical or dissimilar [ant: recessive]
n : (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale