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dominant

Pronunciation: /ˈdɑːmənənt; ˈdɒmɪnənt/

Translation of dominant in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (more powerful) [nation/party/force/influence] dominante dominant market position posición (feminine) dominante en el mercado
    Example sentences
    • He argues that historically the reaction of lesser states has been determined more by the potential power of the dominant state than by its actual behaviour or avowed intentions.
    • Geopolitics, history and common sense all indicate that a dominant power chooses its own policies without being influenced by the special wishes of others - however friendly.
    • His powerful and sometimes dominant influence on Austrian politics is a result of the refusal of the other official parties to seriously take him on.
    1.2 (predominant) [crop/industry] predominante, preponderante; [pattern/topic] dominante, preponderante
  • 2 [Biology/Biología] [Ecology/Ecología] [Music/Música] dominante
    Example sentences
    • Fluctuations in the productivity of dominant plant species should also have a significant impact on complex food webs in forest ecosystems.
    • In an environment with moving sand, tolerance to partial burial seems to be a requisite for the dominant plant species.
    • Perennial woody plants are the dominant species in many ecosystems of the world and have significant ecological and economic importance.

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