dominant

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Dominant is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
dominant

Comparative
more dominant

Superlative
most dominant

  1. If something is dominant, it is larger, stronger, or more powerful than other things.
    In society, the dominant class holds power by using the lower classes.
    Microsoft is still dominant in operating systems and other software.

Noun[change]

Singular
dominant

Plural
dominants

  1. (music) A dominant is the fifth note of a musical scale of eight notes.
    In the C Major scale, the dominant is the G.

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