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subdominant

[suhb-dom-uh-nuh nt] /sʌbˈdɒm ə nənt/
noun
1.
Music. the fourth tone of a diatonic scale, next below the dominant.
adjective
2.
less than or not quite dominant.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; sub- + dominant
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  • Northern white cedar can be a subdominant species in stands within and north of the vegetation tension zone.
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subdominant

/sʌbˈdɒmɪnənt/
noun
1.
the fourth degree of a major or minor scale
2.
a key or chord based on this
adjective
3.
of or relating to the subdominant
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