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Dominance may refer to:

Social relationships Dominance hierarchy or social hierarchy, an organizational form by which individuals within a community control the distribution of resources within the community


  • Dominance (psychology), assesses a person's characteristic feelings of control and influence over his life circumstances versus feelings of being controlled and influenced by others or events


  • Dominance (ethology), in animal behaviour and anthropology, the level of social status relative to other individuals
  • Dominance (ecology), the degree of predominance of one or a few species in an ecological community
  • Dominance (genetics), a relationship between the effects of different versions of a gene



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