Synonyms of dominant


1. dominant, note, musical note, tone

usage: (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale

2. dominant allele, dominant, allele, allelomorph

usage: an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different


1. dominant (vs. subordinate), ascendant, ascendent, dominating, controlling, governing, overriding, paramount, predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating, possessive, sovereign, supreme, superior, superior

usage: exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"

2. dominant (vs. recessive)

usage: (of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar

3. prevailing, prevalent, predominant, dominant, rife, frequent (vs. infrequent)

usage: most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"

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