Being a species that has the greatest effect within its ecological community, especially by determining the presence, abundance, or type of other species. As a plant community progresses through stages of succession, different species may become dominant for a period until the climax community is reached, at which point the dominant species remains stable until a major disruption occurs. Among animals, the dominant species in a community is generally the top predator or the most abundant or widespread species.
implies superiority in amount, weight, power, importance, etc. the preponderant religion of a country
implies prominence because of surpassing excellence the preeminent writer of his time
is applied to that which ranks first in importance, authority, etc. of paramount interest to me
refers to that which dominates or controls, or has the greatest effect dominant characteristics in genetics
refers to that which is at the moment uppermost in importance or influence the predominant reason for his refusal
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