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prepotent

(prē-pōt′nt)
adj.
1. Greater in power, influence, or force than another or others; predominant.
2. Genetics Of, having, or exhibiting prepotency.

pre·po′tent·ly adv.

prepotent

(prē-pō′tĕnt) [″ + potentia, power]
Pert. to the greater power of one parent to transmit inherited characteristics to the offspring.

prepotent

having great power; of the two parents, the one with greater power to transmit heritable characteristics to the offspring.
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His most valuable contribution was the ability to pass on his distinguishing characteristics as a prepotent sire through his offspring, and through subsequent generations.
It seems unlikely that one could form adaptive SIP patterns if one cannot purposely focus on or shift attention to what is important in one's social world (particularly others' needs and feelings); inhibit prepotent responses while activating alternative, subdominant responses; stave off frustration; and remain composed.
2) As there is an assumed hierarchy in the needs and lower needs being more prepotent than the higher needs, basic needs would have greater effect on the SWB of the elderly.
The antisaccade condition, however, requires the inhibition of a prepotent response and thus requires a degree of attention control not apparent in the relatively automatic prosaccades.
First, some of these increased private behaviors may be seen as forms of adjunctive behavior (Cantor & Wilson, 1984; Falk, 1971), evoked by secondary stimuli that become prepotent until the original schedule reasserts control.
This was confirmed in the study by the fact that participants took longer to react to legal rather than moral situations, which "resembles the overcoming of a prepotent response"--such as a moral intuition.
In Malsow's theorization the appearance of a need usually rests on the prior satisfaction of another more prepotent need which is the strongest, in the sense that it has to be satisfied first.
Goal setting is one of the prepotent theories of motivation.
42) Behaviourally relevant letters were letters that people had to distinguish from other letters associated with prepotent responses (habitual learned responses), thus differentiating their response (for example, when people are instructed to move their right hand when viewing any letter but b, that should elicit a response with the left hand; the latter is the behaviourally relevant one).
On the need to "repress the boldness and the power of all prepotent individuals whosoever," see the extract from the provision of the Florentine government in December 1429, quoted in Brucker, 489-90.
Barkley (1999) also proposed that individuals with ADHD are more dependent on external reinforcement than internal reinforcement for motivation and task persistence, due to an inability to properly inhibit prepotent responses.
The press is the prepotent audience for global shows.