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"dominant" in British English

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dominantadjective

uk   /ˈdɒm.ɪ.nənt/  us   /ˈdɑː.mə.nənt/
C1 more important, strong, or noticeable than anything else of the same type: a dominant military power Unemployment will be a dominant issue at the next election.
specialized biology A dominant gene is one that always produces a particular characteristic in a person, plant, or animal: The gene for brown eyes is dominant.
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noun [U] uk   /ˈdɒm.ɪ.nəns/  us   /ˈdɑː.mə.nəns/
C2 Music companies have profited from the dominance of CDs over vinyl records.
(Definition of dominant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dominant" in American English

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dominantadjective

 us   /ˈdɑm·ə·nənt/
more important, strong, or noticeable than anything else of the same type: a dominant personality For years the Democrats were the dominant party in Congress.
dominance
noun [U]  us   /ˈdɑm·ə·nəns/
military dominance
(Definition of dominant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dominant" in Business English

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dominantadjective

uk   us   /ˈdɒmɪnənt/
more important, powerful, or successful than other people, companies, etc.: The question was whether cable or wireless would become dominant. dominant force/player For a long time Detroit was the dominant force in the American car industry.dominant market share/position The company is well run, with a dominant market share in many snack-food categories.
(Definition of dominant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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