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Controlling vs. Dominant — What's the Difference?

Controlling vs. Dominant — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Controlling and Dominant

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Controlling

To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct
The majority party controls the legislative agenda.

Dominant

Exercising the most power, control, or influence
The dominant nations during the Cold War.

Controlling

To adjust to a requirement; regulate
Rules that control trading on the stock market.
Valves that control the flow of water.

Dominant

Most abundant or conspicuous; predominant
"[The fireplaces'] shallow brick arches are a relief from the dominant squares and verticals of the windows and doors" (Stephen A. Kliment).

Controlling

To hold in restraint; check
Struggled to control my temper.
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Dominant

Higher; overlooking
Dominant hills.

Controlling

To reduce or prevent the spread of
Used a pesticide to control insects.
Controlled the fire by dousing it with water.

Dominant

Tending to be stronger than its counterpart or used for the most important tasks or in the most pressing situations
Which is your dominant eye? Throw the ball with your dominant arm.

Controlling

To verify or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or by comparing with another standard.

Dominant

(Genetics) Of, relating to, or being an allele that produces the same phenotypic effect in heterozygotes as in homozygotes.

Controlling

To verify (a financial account, for example) by using a duplicate register for comparison.

Dominant

(Ecology) Of, relating to, or being a species that is most characteristic of an ecological community and usually determines the presence, abundance, and type of other species.

Controlling

Authority or ability to manage or direct
Lost control of the skidding car.
The leaders in control of the country.

Dominant

(Music) Relating to or based on the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.

Controlling

One that controls; a controlling agent, device, or organization.

Dominant

(Genetics) A dominant allele or a trait produced by a dominant allele.

Controlling

An instrument.

Dominant

(Ecology) A dominant species.

Controlling

Controls A set of such instruments.

Dominant

(Music) The fifth tone of a diatonic scale.

Controlling

A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb
A control on prices.
Price controls.

Dominant

(music) The fifth major tone of a musical scale (five major steps above the note in question); thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.

Controlling

A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of a scientific experiment.

Dominant

(music) The triad built on the dominant tone.

Controlling

An individual or group used as a standard of comparison in a scientific experiment, as a group of subjects given an inactive substance in an experiment testing a new drug administered to another group of subjects.

Dominant

(genetics) A gene that is dominant.

Controlling

An intelligence agent who supervises or instructs another agent.

Dominant

A species or organism that is dominant.

Controlling

A spirit presumed to speak or act through a medium.

Dominant

(BDSM) The dominating partner in sadomasochistic sexual activity.

Controlling

Exerting control over a person or thing.
His mother is very controlling.

Dominant

Ruling; governing; prevailing
The dominant party controlled the government.

Controlling

Present participle of control

Dominant

Predominant, common, prevalent, of greatest importance.
The dominant plants of the Carboniferous were lycopods and early conifers.

Controlling

The act of exerting control.

Dominant

Preferred and used with greater dexterity than the other, as the right hand of a right-handed person or the left hand of a left-handed one.

Controlling

Able to control or determine policy;
A controlling interest in the firm

Dominant

(medicine) Designating the follicle which will survive atresia and permit ovulation.

Dominant

(music) Being the dominant
Dominant seventh

Dominant

Ruling; governing; prevailing; controlling; predominant; as, the dominant party, church, spirit, power.
The member of a dominant race is, in his dealings with the subject race, seldom indeed fraudulent, . . . but imperious, insolent, and cruel.

Dominant

The fifth tone of the scale; thus G is the dominant of C, A of D, and so on.

Dominant

(music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale

Dominant

Exercising influence or control;
Television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion
The dominant partner in the marriage

Dominant

Of genes; producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar

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