Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See submediant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The sixth tone of the scale, immediately above the dominant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sixth tone of the scale; that next above the dominant; -- called also submediant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, same as submediant.

Etymologies

super- +‎ dominant (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lemmings (Lemmus spp. and Dicrostonyx spp.) are superdominant species during peak years of their population cycles [29] and have large effects on ecosystem processes [30].

    Implications of current species distributions for future biotic change in the Arctic

  • Each industry bears examination on its own merits, but you shouldn't assume you need to find a superdominant entity to do well.

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  • It's on this generic web search that Google is superdominant, taking 87.5 percent of UK searches against Yahoo's 4.3 percent and Bing's mere 3.6 percent (comScore: Sep '09).

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