[ dom-uh-ney-shuhn ]
See synonyms for domination on
  1. an act or instance of dominating.

  2. rule or sway; control, often arbitrary.

  1. dominations, Theology. one of the nine orders of celestial attendants of God.: Compare angel (def. 1).

Origin of domination

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin dominātiōn-, stem of dominātiō “mastery, rule,” from domināt(us) “controlled” (past participle of domināre “to master, control”; see dominate) + -iō -ion; replacing Middle English dominacioun, from Anglo-French

Other words from domination

  • non·dom·i·na·tion, noun

Words Nearby domination Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use domination in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for domination


/ (ˌdɒmɪˈneɪʃən) /

  1. the act of dominating or state of being dominated

  2. authority; rule; control

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