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Meaning of DOMAIN

Pronunciation:  dow'meyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about; "it was a limited domain of discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the occult"
  2. [n]  people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world"
  3. [n]  territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
  4. [n]  the set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined
  5. [n]  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"

DOMAIN is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: area, arena, demesne, field, land, orbit, realm, region, sphere, world
 See Also: academe, academia, archduchy, barony, class, country, distaff, duchy, dukedom, earldom, emirate, empire, environment, fiefdom, front, grand duchy, Grub Street, kingdom, kingdom, Kingdom of God, knowledge base, knowledge domain, land, lap, political arena, political sphere, preserve, princedom, principality, province, realm, realm, region, responsibility, set, sheikdom, sheikhdom, social class, socio-economic class, state, suzerainty, viscounty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Do*main"\, n. [F. domaine, OF. demaine, L. dominium,
property, right of ownership, fr. dominus master, owner. See
{Dame}, and cf {Demesne}, {Dungeon}.]
1. Dominion; empire; authority.

2. The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted;
   the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the
   like. Also used figuratively.

         The domain of authentic history.      --E. Everett.

         The domain over which the poetic spirit ranges. --J.
                                               C. Shairp.

3. Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the
   mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy;
   demesne. --Shenstone.

4. (Law) Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one
   has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount
   or sovereign ownership.

{Public domain}, the territory belonging to a State or to the
   general government; public lands. [U.S.]

{Right of eminent domain}, that superior dominion of the
   sovereign power over all the property within the state,
   including that previously granted by itself, which
   authorizes it to appropriate any part thereof to a
   necessary public use, reasonable compensation being made.

Computing Dictionary

1. In the theory of functions, the set of argument values for which a function is defined.

See domain theory.

2. A group of computers whose hostnames share a common suffix, the "domain name". The last component of this is the top-level domain.

See administrative domain, domain name system, fully qualified domain name.

3. distributed operating multi access interactive network.

4. A specific phase of the software life cycle in which a developer works. Domains define developers' and users' areas of responsibility and the scope of possible relationships between products.

5. The subject or market in which a piece of software is designed to work.

Biology Dictionary
  1. A discrete portion of a protein with its own function. The combination of domains in a single protein determines its overall function.
  2. The highest level of biological classification, superseding kingdoms. The three domains of biological organisms are the Bacteria, the Archaea, and the Eukarya.
 Definition: A discrete portion of a protein with its own function. The combination of domains in a single protein determines its overall function.
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