dominance
In decision theory, one choice dominates another if it is at least as good under all outcomes and better under some. This is commonly put by saying that it can win and cannot lose. Pascal's wager may be viewed as an attempt to show that setting about believing in God is a dominant strategy when the decision problem is how to conduct your religious life. See also Newcomb's paradox, prisoners' dilemma.

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  • dominance — UK US /ˈdɒmɪnəns/ noun [U] ► the situation in which one company, product, etc. has more power, influence, or success than others: »The ability of a firm to set or control market prices is a sign of dominance …   Financial and business terms

  • Dominance — Dom i*nance, Dominancy Dom i*nan*cy, n. Predominance; ascendency; authority. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dominance — I noun ascendance, ascendancy, authority, control, dominancy, domination, dominion, eminence, force, governance, hold, importance, influence, mastery, mightiness, power, predominance, predominancy, prepollence, prepollency, preponderance,… …   Law dictionary

  • dominance — (n.) 1819; see DOMINANT (Cf. dominant) + ANCE (Cf. ance). Related: Dominancy …   Etymology dictionary

  • dominance — [n] supremacy ascendancy, authority, command, control, domination, dominion, government, influence, paramountcy, power, preeminence, preponderance, prepotence, prepotency, rule, sovereignty, sway, upper hand, whip hand; concepts 376,668 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • dominance — ► NOUN 1) power and influence over others. 2) Genetics the property of being dominant …   English terms dictionary

  • dominance — [däm′ə nəns] n. a dominating, or being dominant; control; authority: also dominancy …   English World dictionary

  • dominance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, clear, complete, overwhelming, total ▪ growing, increasing ▪ cultural, economic …   Collocations dictionary

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