AskDefine | Define dominating

Dictionary Definition

dominating adj
1 most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe" [syn: ascendant, ascendent]
2 used of a height or viewpoint; "a commanding view of the ocean"; "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside"; "the balcony overlooking the ballroom" [syn: commanding, overlooking]
3 offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner" [syn: autocratic, bossy, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory]

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  1. present participle of dominate

Extensive Definition

Domination is the condition of having control or power over people, animals, or things.
The terms Domination or dominant may refer to:






dominating in Danish: Dominans
dominating in German: Dominanz
dominating in French: Dominant
dominating in Hebrew: דומיננטי
dominating in Dutch: Dominant
dominating in Norwegian: Dominant
dominating in Low German: Dominanz
dominating in Russian: Доминанта
dominating in Slovak: Dominant
dominating in Ukrainian: Домінанта
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