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dominance

 
Noun dominance has 3 senses
  1. laterality, dominance - superior development of one side of the body
    --1 is a kind of bodily property
  2. dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control - the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
    --2 is a kind of condition, status
    --2 has particulars:
     ascendant, ascendent; domination, mastery, supremacy; predominance, predomination; dominion, rule; regulation; absolutism, tyranny, despotism; monopoly
    Derived form: verb dominate2
  3. authority, authorization, authorisation, dominance, say-so - the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"
    --3 is a kind of control
    --3 has particulars:
     power of appointment; carte blanche; command; lordship; muscle
    Derived form: verb dominate3
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