Definition of Domain

1. Noun. A particular environment or walk of life. "He's out of my orbit"

2. Noun. Territory over which rule or control is exercised. "He made it the law of the land"

3. Noun. (mathematics) the set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined.
Exact synonyms: Domain Of A Function
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Set

4. Noun. People in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest. "The Western world"
Exact synonyms: World
Generic synonyms: Class, Social Class, Socio-economic Class, Stratum
Specialized synonyms: Academe, Academia, Grub Street

5. Noun. The content of a particular field of knowledge.

Definition of Domain

1. n. Dominion; empire; authority.

Definition of Domain

1. Noun. A geographic area owned or controlled by a single person or organization. ¹

2. Noun. A sphere of influence. ¹

3. Noun. A group of related items, topics, or subjects. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) The set of all possible mathematical entities (points) where a given function is defined. ¹

5. Noun. (mathematics topology analysis) An open and connected set in some topology. For example, the interval (0,1) as a subset of the real numbers. ¹

6. Noun. (context: computing Internet) Any DNS domain name, particularly one which has been delegated and has become representative of the delegated domain name and its subdomains ¹

7. Noun. (context: computing Internet) A collection of DNS or DNS-like domain names consisting of a delegated domain name and all its subdomains ¹

8. Noun. (computing) A collection of information having to do with a '''domain''', the computers named in the '''domain''', and the network on which the computers named in the '''domain''' reside ¹

9. Noun. (computing) The collection of computers identified by a '''domain''''s domain names ¹

10. Noun. (computing) A small magnetized area of a bubble memory storing one bit, a bubble. ¹

11. Noun. (biology taxonomy) In the three-domain system, the highest rank in the classification of organisms, above kingdom; in other taxonomic systems, a similarly high rank ¹

12. Noun. (biology taxonomy) In the three-domain system, one of three taxa at that rank: ''Bacteria'', ''Archaea'', or ''Eukaryota''. ¹

13. Noun. (biochemistry) A folded section of a protein molecule that has a discrete function ¹

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Definition of Domain

1. an area of control [n -S]

Medical Definition of Domain

1. Used to describe a part of a molecule or structure that shares common physico chemical features, for example hydrophobic, polar, globular, helical domains or properties for example DNA binding domain, ATP binding domain. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Domain

domain (current term)
domain-specific language
domain hack
domain hacks
domain name
domain name server
domain name service
domain name services
domain names
domain of discourse
domain theory
domain wall

Literary usage of Domain

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Nations, Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty, Edward Duncan Ingraham (1867)
"The domain of the nation extends to every thing she pos- § 80. ... The private domain of the citizens may be limited and restrained in several ways by the ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"The power of eminent domain is an incident of sovereignty which is vested in ... The term "public use," as used in the law of eminent domain, means for the ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1913)
"For other cases, see Eminent domain, Cent. Dig. 55 165-167 ; Dec. Dig. .... The value of property taken by eminent domain should be fixed as of the date of ..."

4. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"This exclusive right includes the public property or domain of the State, and those things belonging to private individuals, or bodies corporate, ..."

5. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"He retired from Congress to become Governor of Georgia in 1883, and died March 4th of that year THE SOUTH AND THE PUBLIC domain (From a Speech in the House ..."

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