- land governed by a ruler or government
- land owned by one person or family
- a field or scope of knowledge or activity
- a region having specific characteristics or containing certain types of plants or animals
- Austral NZ a park or recreation reserve maintained by a public authority, often the government
- the absolute ownership and right to dispose of land
- the set of values of the independent variable of a function for which the functional value exists
- another term for universe of discourse: domain of quantification
- range of significance (esp in the phrase domain of definition)
- 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
- a group of computers, functioning and administered as a unit, that are identified by sharing the same domain name on the internet
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)
- a structurally compact portion of a protein molecule
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do•main /doʊˈmeɪn/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a field or area of thought, etc;
area of interest:He works in the domain of public health.
- Governmentthe territory governed by a ruler or government:The domains stretched for hundreds of miles in every direction.
do•main (dō mān′),USA pronunciation n.
domain, +n. [Computers.]
- a field of action, thought, influence, etc.:the domain of science.
- Governmentthe territory governed by a single ruler or government;
- a realm or range of personal knowledge, responsibility, etc.
- a region characterized by a specific feature, type of growth or wildlife, etc.:We entered the domain of the pine trees.
- Lawland to which there is superior title and absolute ownership.
- the set of values assigned to the independent variables of a function.
- Mathematicsregion (def. 11a).
- [Physics.]one of many regions of magnetic polarity within a ferromagnetic body, each consisting of a number of atoms having a common polarity, and collectively determining the magnetic properties of the body by their arrangement.
- Crystallographya connected region with uniform polarization in a twinned ferroelectric crystal.
- Late Latin dominicum, noun, nominal use of neuter of Latin dominicus of a master, equivalent. to domin(us) lord + -icus -ic
- French domaine, alteration, by association with Latin dominium dominium, of Old French demeine
domain, +n. [Computers.]
- a group of computers and devices on a network that are administered under the same protocol.
- 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.
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domain /dəˈmeɪn/ n
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