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Dominance may refer to:

Social relationships[edit]


  • 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


  • Strategic dominance, a method of simplification for games.
  • Stochastic dominance, a situation in which one lottery (a probability distribution of outcomes) can be ranked as superior to another, with only limited knowledge of preferences
  • Dominance order, a partial order.


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