Domination means total control. Most comic book villains — and a few real people, too — spend their lives in pursuit of world domination.

Domination comes from the Latin word dominus, meaning "master" or "lord." This word conveys the idea not just of leadership, but of absolute, unchallengeable authority. So, just because your boss is in charge of the office doesn’t mean she engages in domination. Wait until she forces you to remove hundreds of staples by hand while she sends your coworker all the way to Costa Rica to fetch the coffee. But we hope it never comes to that.

Definitions of domination
  1. noun
    power to dominate or defeat
    synonyms: mastery, supremacy
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    superiority, transcendence, transcendency
    the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits
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    ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control, dominance
    the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
  2. noun
    social control by dominating
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    domination of a political organization by a party boss
    mastery, subordination
    the act of mastering or subordinating someone
    monopolisation, monopolization
    domination (of a market or commodity) to the exclusion of others
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    social control
    control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
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