subdominant

[suhb-dom-uh-nuhnt]
noun
1.
Music. the fourth tone of a diatonic scale, next below the dominant.
adjective
2.
less than or not quite dominant.

Origin:
1785–95; sub- + dominant

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subdominant (sʌbˈdɒmɪnənt)
 
n
1.  the fourth degree of a major or minor scale
2.  a key or chord based on this
 
adj
3.  of or relating to the subdominant

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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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