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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dom·i·nant /-nənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 dom·i·nant /-nənt/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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