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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.
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prepotent

(prē-pō′tĕnt) [″ + potentia, power]
Pert. to the greater power of one parent to transmit inherited 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.
Thus, we expected a lower attitude change in the low-level identity condition than in the prepotent condition and in the high-level identity condition (hypothesis 1).
But is the hablador not right when a comparative inclusion of Machiguenga utterances in world literature results in a statement that comparative literature "has come to signify [...] to set classics too long prepotent, too long dusty aside, often in the boisterous shadow of, the Afro-American, the Chicano, the Amazonian traditions" (Steiner, "What Is" 209-10; emphasis added)?
The abilities tested in this study included how fast the players can switch tasks (an indicator of mental flexibility); how fast can the players adapt to a new situation instead of relying on the same strategy (the ability to inhibit prepotent or predominant responses); and how well they can focus on information while blocking out distractors or inappropriate responses (also known as the Flanker task in cognitive psychology).
CEC is dominant in tasks requiring attentional and behavioral inhibitory control, working memory, and ability to suppress prepotent responding, via prefrontal support.
(43) Germans found his language and style to be not only prepotent but also German.
A-not-B, which depends on working memory and is believed to reflect early development of executive function, involves the ability to briefly maintain information in memory and to override a prepotent response--in this case, to use visual input to override the impulse to search where the toy was previously found (Espy et al.
A dysfunctional, hypervalent schema can also become prepotent and inhibit other schemas that are better adjusted to reality.
Thus when obese and depressed individuals have a poor repertoire of emotion regulation strategies (e.g., deficits in inhibitory control), they may be unable to withhold inappropriate prepotent responses that have accumulated habit strength (see 3f in Figure 1).
Le public est en colere contre Mourinho a cause de son entetement de maintenir une tactique de jeu peu creative, ses positions polemiques et son comportement prepotent et arrogant a l'egard des autres clubs.
(1) Based on the Maslow's hierarchy of needs, all the needs have a positive effect in the SWB of the elderly in Pakistan with lower needs being more prepotent than the higher ones.
33, 1962, at 3 ("[A] single negative trait is more prepotent than