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do·main

 (dō-mān′)
n.
1. A territory over which rule or control is exercised.
2. A sphere of activity, influence, or knowledge: the domain of history. See Synonyms at field.
3. Mathematics
a. The set of all possible values of an independent variable of a function.
b. An open connected set that contains at least one point.
4. Computers A group of networked computers that share a common communications address.
5. Physics Any of numerous contiguous regions in a ferromagnetic material in which the direction of spontaneous magnetization is uniform and different from that in neighboring regions.
6. Biology Any of three primary divisions of organisms, consisting of the eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea, that rank above a kingdom in taxonomic systems based on similarities of DNA sequences.
7. Law The land of one with paramount title and absolute ownership.

[French domaine, blend of Old French demaine (from Late Latin dominicum) and Latin dominium, property, both from dominus, lord; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]

domain

(dəˈmeɪn)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) land governed by a ruler or government
2. land owned by one person or family
3. a field or scope of knowledge or activity
4. (Physical Geography) a region having specific characteristics or containing certain types of plants or animals
5. (Environmental Science) Austral and NZ a park or recreation reserve maintained by a public authority, often the government
6. (Law) law the absolute ownership and right to dispose of land. See also demesne, eminent domain
7. (Mathematics) maths
a. the set of values of the independent variable of a function for which the functional value exists: the domain of sin x is all real numbers. Compare range8a
b. any open set containing at least one point
8. (Logic) logic another term for universe of discourse: domain of quantification.
9. (Philosophy) philosophy range of significance (esp in the phrase domain of definition)
10. (General Physics) physics Also called: magnetic domain one of the regions in a ferromagnetic solid in which all the atoms have their magnetic moments aligned in the same direction
11. (Computer Science) computing a group of computers, functioning and administered as a unit, that are identified by sharing the same domain name on the internet
12. (Biology) biology Also called: superkingdom the highest level of classification of living organisms. Three domains are recognized: Archaea (see archaean), Bacteria (see bacteria), and Eukarya (see eukaryote)
13. (Biochemistry) biochem a structurally compact portion of a protein molecule
[C17: from French domaine, from Latin dominium property, from dominus lord]

do•main

(doʊˈmeɪn)

n.
1. a field of action, thought, influence, etc.
2. the territory governed by a single ruler or government; realm.
3. a region characterized by a specific feature, type of wildlife, etc.
4. Law. land to which there is superior title and absolute ownership.
5. Math. the set of values assigned to the independent variables of a function.
6. Computers.
a. a group of computers and devices on a network that are administered under the same protocol.
b. the top level in a domain name, indicating the type of organization or geographical location and officially designated in the suffix, as.com for commercial enterprises in the U.S.
7. one of many regions of magnetic polarity within a ferromagnetic body that collectively determine the magnetic properties of the body by their arrangement.
[1595–1605; < French domaine, alter. of Old French demeine < Late Latin dominicum, n. use of neuter of Latin dominicus of a master]

do·main

(dō-mān′)
1. Mathematics The set of all values that an independent variable of a function can have. In the function y = 2x, the set of values that x (the independent variable) can have is the domain. Compare range.
2. Biology A division of organisms that ranks above a kingdom in systems of classification that are based on shared similarities in DNA sequences rather than shared structural similarities. In these systems, there are three domains: the archaea, the bacteria, and the eukaryotes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.domain - a particular environment or walk of lifedomain - a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit"
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
distaff - the sphere of work by women
front - a sphere of activity involving effort; "the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front"; "they advertise on many different fronts"
kingdom, realm, land - a domain in which something is dominant; "the untroubled kingdom of reason"; "a land of make-believe"; "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"
lap - an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap"
political arena, political sphere - a sphere of intense political activity
preserve - a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone; "medicine is no longer a male preserve"
province, responsibility - the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his province to take care of himself"
2.domain - territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
archduchy - the domain controlled by an archduke or archduchess
barony - the domain of a baron
duchy, dukedom - the domain controlled by a duke or duchess
earldom - the domain controlled by an earl or count or countess
emirate - the domain controlled by an emir
empire, imperium - the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
fiefdom - the domain controlled by a feudal lord
grand duchy - the domain controlled by a grand duke or grand duchess
viscounty - the domain controlled by a viscount or viscountess
khanate - the realm of a khan
realm, kingdom - the domain ruled by a king or queen
principality, princedom - territory ruled by a prince
sheikdom, sheikhdom - the domain ruled by a sheik
suzerainty - the domain of a suzerain
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
3.domain - (mathematics) the set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
set - (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite"
4.domain - people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world"
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
academe, academia - the academic world
Grub Street - the world of literary hacks
5.domain - the content of a particular field of knowledge
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
realm, region - a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about; "it was a limited realm of discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the occult"
scientific knowledge - knowledge accumulated by systematic study and organized by general principles; "mathematics is the basis for much scientific knowledge"

domain

noun
1. area, world, field, department, sector, discipline, sphere, realm, speciality the great experimenters in the domain of art
2. sphere, area, field, concern, scene, sector, territory, province, arena, realm This sort of information should be in the public domain.
3. kingdom, lands, region, territory, estate, province, empire, realm, dominion, demesne, policies (Scot.) the mighty king's domain
4. (N.Z.) public park, park, recreation ground, garden, pleasure garden The domain includes a Victorian gazebo and riverside grotto.

domain

noun
A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest:
Slang: bag.
Translations
مَجال إهْتِمام، دائِرَة نُفوذمُلْك، أمْلاك، أراضٍ
definiční obordoménapanství
domænefagområdeområde
määramispiirkond
alaaluedomeenilajiluokka
domainesuper-règne
kutatási terület
landareign; ríkisviî
sferavaldos
nozaresfērazemes īpašums
panstvo
definitionsmängddomän
araziilgi alanımülk
lãnh địalãnh thổ

domain

[dəʊˈmeɪn]
A. N
1. (= lands etc) → dominio m, propiedad f
2. (fig) → campo m, competencia f
the matter is now in the public domainel asunto es ya del dominio público
B. CPD domain name N (Internet) → nombre m de dominio

domain

[dəʊˈmeɪn] n
(= field) → domaine m
(= area of influence) → zone f (d'action)
(COMPUTING)domaine mdomain name n (COMPUTING)nom m de domaine

domain

n
(lit: = estate) → Gut nt; (belonging to state, Crown) → Domäne f; the Crown domainsdie Ländereien der Krone
(fig)Domäne f ? public
(Math) → Funktionsbereich m
(Comput) → Domäne f, → Domain nt

domain

[dəʊˈmeɪn] n (lands) → domini mpl (fig) → campo, sfera (Math) → dominio

domain

(dəˈmein) noun
1. an old word for the lands which belong to a person. the king's domains.
2. one's area of interest or of knowledge. That question is outside my domain.
References in classic literature ?
With such commodiousness of situation, these two learned persons sat themselves down, each in his own domain, yet familiarly passing from one apartment to the other, and bestowing a mutual and not incurious inspection into one another's business.
Toward sunset we entered a beautiful green valley dotted with chalets, a cozy little domain hidden away from the busy world in a cloistered nook among giant precipices topped with snowy peaks that seemed to float like islands above the curling surf of the sea of vapor that severed them from the lower world.
Yes, but it is not so very much better than this end of the heavenly domain.
In the course of his Narrative, he relates two in- stances of murderous cruelty,--in one of which a planter deliberately shot a slave belonging to a neigh- boring plantation, who had unintentionally gotten within his lordly domain in quest of fish; and in the other, an overseer blew out the brains of a slave who had fled to a stream of water to escape a bloody scourging.
The coming of Dickon and how it had been told to him, the doubt of Mester Colin and the final drama of his introduction to the hidden domain, combined with the incident of Ben Weatherstaff's angry face peering over the wall and Mester Colin's sudden indignant strength, made Mrs.
Outside his own domain, and unprotected, he was a very sheep for the shearers.
However, in their relief at leaving a domain where that tyrannical shade held sway, they had hesitated until the last moment to tell us this curious story, which our skeptical minds were certainly not prepared to entertain.
The poor youth himself was heart-broken, and cursed the hour he had crossed the boundary of the King's domain.
In thus calling your attention to some of the peculiar features in the principles, the character, and the history of our forefathers, it is as wide from my design, as I know it would be from your approbation, to adorn their memory with a chaplet plucked from the domain of others.
Putting this, however, aside, for it is a puzzling question for which it is difficult to find a solution, let us return to the superiority of arms over letters, a matter still undecided, so many are the arguments put forward on each side; for besides those I have mentioned, letters say that without them arms cannot maintain themselves, for war, too, has its laws and is governed by them, and laws belong to the domain of letters and men of letters.
The ideas of religious liberty and freedom of conscience merely gave expression to the sway of free competition within the domain of knowledge.
About this time du Bousquier returned to his wife the capital of her savings which she had yielded to him; and he made her use it in purchasing lands contiguous to Prebaudet, which made that domain one of the most considerable in the department, for the estates of the Abbe de Sponde also adjoined it.