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DOMAIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does domain mean? 

DOMAIN (noun)
  The noun DOMAIN has 5 senses:

1. a particular environment or walk of life
2. territory over which rule or control is exercised
3. the set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined
4. people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
5. a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about

  Familiarity information: DOMAIN used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOMAIN (noun)


Sense 1domain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A particular environment or walk of life

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

arena; domain; sphere; area; orbit; field

Context examples:

his social sphere is limited / it was a closed area of employment / he's out of my orbit

Hypernyms ("domain" is a kind of...):

environment (the totality of surrounding conditions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "domain"):

distaff (the sphere of work by women)

front (a sphere of activity involving effort)

kingdom; land; realm (a domain in which something is dominant)

lap (an area of control or responsibility)

political arena; political sphere (a sphere of intense political activity)

preserve (a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone)

province; responsibility (the proper sphere or extent of your activities)


Sense 2domain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Territory over which rule or control is exercised

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

demesne; domain; land

Context examples:

his domain extended into Europe / he made it the law of the land

Hypernyms ("domain" is a kind of...):

region (a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "domain"):

viscounty (the domain controlled by a viscount or viscountess)

khanate (the realm of a khan)

kingdom; realm (the domain ruled by a king or queen)

princedom; principality (territory ruled by a prince)

Kingdom of God (the domain over which God is spiritually sovereign)

sheikdom; sheikhdom (the domain ruled by a sheik)

suzerainty (the domain of a suzerain)

grand duchy (the domain controlled by a grand duke or grand duchess)

fiefdom (the domain controlled by a feudal lord)

empire; imperium (the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised)

emirate (the domain controlled by an emir)

earldom (the domain controlled by an earl or count or countess)

duchy; dukedom (the domain controlled by a duke or duchess)

barony (the domain of a baron)

archduchy (the domain controlled by an archduke or archduchess)

Holonyms ("domain" is a part of...):

country; land; state (the territory occupied by a nation)


Sense 3domain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("domain" is a kind of...):

set ((mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols)


Sense 4domain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

People in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

world; domain

Context example:

the Western world

Hypernyms ("domain" is a kind of...):

class; social class; socio-economic class (people having the same social or economic status)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "domain"):

academe; academia (the academic world)

Grub Street (the world of literary hacks)


Sense 5domain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

realm; domain; region

Context examples:

it was a limited domain of discourse / here we enter the region of opinion / the realm of the occult

Hypernyms ("domain" is a kind of...):

knowledge base; knowledge domain (the content of a particular domain or field of knowledge)


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