a field of action, thought, influence, etc.: the domain of science.
the territory governed by a single ruler or government; realm.
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.
Law. land to which there is superior title and absolute ownership.
Biology. a taxonomic category of the highest rank, just above kingdom, grouping together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common: in the three-domain system of classification adopted by many biologists, separate domains are assigned to the archaea (Archaea), bacteria (Bacteria), and eukaryotes (Eukaryota).
the set of values assigned to the independent variables of a function.
a group of computers and devices on a network that are administered under the same protocol.
(on the internet) one or more computers or computer networks under the same administrative control, identified by a domain name or any of its discrete parts.
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.
Crystallography. a connected region with uniform polarization in a twinned ferroelectric crystal.
- do·ma·ni·al, adjective
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How to use domain in a sentence
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As it turns out, my cell phone number had been searchable through a GoDaddy domain listing I obtained several years ago.A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat | Annie Gaus | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But for the National Draft Ben Carson for President PAC to get going, they needed a Web domain.Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew | Olivia Nuzzi | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was there, in small type, hosted on some dot-edu domain, looking the way websites did in the mid-1990s.
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And in August, the same eBay account put the domain Newsball.com up for auction, for $21,000,000.
The America that they annexed to Europe was merely a new domain added to a world already old.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The Seine and Aulbe rivers render the situation of this domain as beautiful as it is strong and eligible for defense.
No ill use has been made of these privileges; but the domain and wealth of Great Britain have received amazing addition.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
In the domain of politics I should make use of the indigenous institutions and serve them by curing them of their proved defects.Third class in Indian railways | Mahatma Gandhi
This outlook into the supreme domain of nature lifts us, for the first time in our work, definitely above the lower world of life.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for domain
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
Australian and NZ a park or recreation reserve maintained by a public authority, often the government
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 range (def. 8a)
any open set containing at least one point
logic another term for universe of discourse domain of quantification
philosophy range of significance (esp in the phrase domain of definition)
Also called: magnetic domain physics one of the regions in a ferromagnetic solid in which all the atoms have their magnetic moments aligned in the same direction
computing 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 biology the highest level of classification of living organisms. Three domains are recognized: Archaea (see archaean), Bacteria (see bacteria), and Eukarya (see eukaryote)
biochem a structurally compact portion of a protein molecule
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Scientific definitions for domain
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.
Computer Science A group of networked computers that share a common communications address.
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.
Physics A region in a ferromagnetic substance in which the substance is magnetized with the same polarization throughout.
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