dominant character n.
An inherited character determined by a dominant gene.
The one-act play must have its "dominant incident" and "dominant character" like the short-story.
His son Robert, who was born in 1773, inherited both his father's independence and also his dominant character.
This is a dominant character, the hybrid condition being also narrow, but not so narrow as the pure type.
On the basis of the essential nature of the dominant character there has obtained a great diversity of definitions.
Mediocrity, as every Mendelian knows, is a dominant character, and extraordinary ability is recessive character.
Have I noted enough of his traits to show that in his dominant character he had become the archtypical pioneer?
Nevertheless, the hybrids of dominant character are not all equal among themselves.
At last the dominant character of Captain John Smith manifested itself, and he was chosen chief by common consent.
But the manner in which the dominant character asserts itself is not always uniform.
Hence Mendel said that tallness is a dominant character, and shortness a recessive character.