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  • adj. Not dominant.


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non- +‎ dominant


  • But vestiges of this nonjudgmental, nonhierarchical consciousness persist among the dainty souls who call quadraplegics "differently abled" or bend over backward not to be dismissive of "nondominant" viewpoints: that whites are congenital "ice people," for instance, or that the Holocaust never happened.

    Twenty-Five Years Later, We're Still Living In Woodstock Nation

  • They were either told to slide it over their dominant hand or over their nondominant hand.

    Art Markman, Ph.D.: The Extraordinary Power of Habits

  • When they watched movie previews in a theater but were asked to use their nondominant hand, making them more aware of their actions, their stale-popcorn consumption dropped by a third.

    Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

  • As women become more and powerful in our society and our economy — see the new Atlantic Monthly cover story, "The End of Men," for the stats — men will have to abandon the old, Clint Eastwood model of masculinity and embrace a newer, nondominant mode of manhood if they hope to keep up.

    I Do, Too

  • In psychological studies, even something as simple as using your nondominant hand to brush your teeth for two weeks can increase willpower capacity.

    Tighten Your Belt, Strengthen Your Mind « Isegoria

  • When he played his first tournament — also at 10 — the light racket and small grip helped Rafa make the transition to a one-handed forehand on his nondominant side.

    The Little Racket That Changed Tennis

  • Hypnotists call this a distraction technique: sending the dominant hemisphere on an assignment involving linguistic processes, thus opening the nondominant hemisphere to suggestion.

    What Makes You Cry-- Besides the Obama Inauguration?

  • First, if "identity politics" is confined to nondominant groups, the "common" good/interest/gain must be that of the dominant group.

    Attacking Sotomayor: Identity politics and hidden racial appeals

  • Consider training yourself to use your mouse on your nondominant side.


  • Try using your nondominant hand and allow your writing to be messy and expressive.

    The Way of the Fertile Soul


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