Meaning of DOMAIN in English

[ də(ʊ)'meɪn ]

■ noun

1》 an area owned or controlled by a ruler or government.

↘a sphere of activity or knowledge.

2》 Computing a distinct subset of the Internet with addresses sharing a common suffix.

3》 Mathematics the possible values of the independent variable or variables of a function.

4》 Physics a discrete region of magnetism in ferromagnetic material.

5》 Biochemistry a distinct region of a complex molecule or structure.


domanial də'meɪnɪəl adjective


ME: from Fr. ~e , alt. (by assoc. with L. dominus 'lord') of OFr. demeine (see demesne ).

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