Dominancy vs Dominance - What's the difference?

dominancy | dominance | Derived terms |

Dominancy is a derived term of dominance.

As nouns the difference between dominancy and dominance

is that dominancy is (archaic) predominance; ascendency; authority while dominance is the state of being dominant; of prime importance; supremacy.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (archaic) predominance; ascendency; authority
  • (Webster 1913)



    (en noun)
  • The state of being dominant; of prime importance; supremacy.
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  • Being in a position of power, authority or ascendancy over others.
  • (physiology) The superior development of or preference for one side of the body or one of a pair of organs; such as being right-handed.
  • (biology, genetics) The property of a gene such that it suppresses the expression of its allele.
  • Derived terms

    * cross-dominance * dominancy