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adjective dominant pronunciation in British English /ˈdɒmɪnənt/
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  1. 1
    more important, powerful, or successful than the other people or things of the same type
    The company cannot preserve its dominant position in the market.
    The issue of climate change was the dominant theme of the conference.
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    1. a.
      a dominant person or animal is stronger than others in a group and wants to control them
      It is easy to spot the dominant wolf in the pack.
      a dominant personality
    2. b.
      more noticeable than the other parts or aspects of something
      Red is usually the dominant colour in his paintings.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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