dominant englannista suomeksi
The fifth major tone of a musical scale (five major steps above the note in question); thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.
The triad built on the dominant tone.
A gene that is dominant.
1930, R. A. Fisher, J. H. Bennett, ''The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection'' (page 50)
- Finally, if we suppose provisionally that the mutant genes are dominant just as often as they are recessive, selection will be far more severe in eliminating the disadvantageous dominants than in eliminating the disadvantageous recessives.
1966, John R. Bassett, Southern Forest Experiment Station (New Orleans, La.), ''Thinning loblolly pine from above and below''
- Landowners cannot afford to cut submerchantable trees, yet many hesitate to cut merchantable dominants and codominants at the risk of downgrading the residual stand.
2011, Jayne Rylon, ''Mistress's Master'' (page 65)
- His story was a fable you told dominants in training to stress the importance of comprehending the depths of your submissive's needs.
''The dominant party controlled the government.''
(RQ:Macaulay History of England) but imperious, insolent, and cruel.
''The dominant plants of the Carboniferous were lycopods and early conifers.''
2009, H. Stephen Stoker, ''General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry'', page 10
- All other elements are mere "impurities" when their abundances are compared with those of these two dominant elements.
(present participle of)