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dom•i•nate



Pronunciation: (dom'u-nāt"), [key]
v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.


v.t.
1. to rule over; govern; control.
2. to tower above; overlook; overshadow: A tall pine dominated the landscape.
3. to predominate, permeate, or characterize.
4. Math.(of a series, vector, etc.) to have terms or components greater in absolute value than the corresponding terms or components of a given series, vector, etc.
5. Ling.(of a node in a tree diagram) to be connected with (a subordinate node) either directly by a single downward branch or indirectly by a sequence of downward branches.

v.i.
1. to rule; exercise control; predominate.
2. to occupy a commanding or elevated position.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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