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For the meaning of the word "dominance" in genetics, please see Dominance relationship
Dominance in the context of biology and anthropology is the state of having high social status relative to other individuals, who react submissively to dominant individuals. The opposite of dominance is submissiveness.
Dominance or domination, in terms of BDSM, refers to taking control of a person or situation through usage of some means (physical, mental, financial, and so forth), or to exercise this power. A person who exercises this power on a regular basis, outside of BDSM scenes, is called a Dominant; the gender specific titles being Dom for a man, Domme or Dominatrix for a woman. See domination and submission for more information.
Natural and Artifical Genetics
When one gene overrides the effect of another. Typically this refers to genes at the same locus of a pair of chromosomes (see diploid). A potential "use" is one gene acts as a backup for the other, taking on its function should the first one be damaged (e.g. by a mutation).
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