AskDefine | Define domination

Dictionary Definition



1 social control by dominating
2 power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas" [syn: mastery, supremacy]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent way.


act of dominating

Extensive Definition

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






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

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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