Meaning of DOMAIN in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ dō-ˈmān, də- ]


Etymology: alteration of Middle English demayne, from Anglo-French demeine, from Latin dominium, from dominus

Date: 15th century


a. : complete and absolute ownership of land — compare eminent domain

b. : land so owned

2. : a territory over which dominion is exercised

3. : a region distinctively marked by some physical feature

the domain of rushing streams, tall trees, and lakes

4. : a sphere of knowledge, influence, or activity

the domain of art

5. : the set of elements to which a mathematical or logical variable is limited ; specifically : the set on which a function is defined

6. : any of the small randomly oriented regions of uniform magnetization in a ferromagnetic substance

7. : integral domain

8. : the highest taxonomic category in biological classification ranking above the kingdom

9. : any of the three-dimensional subunits of a protein that are formed by the folding of its linear peptide chain and that together make up its tertiary structure

10. : a subdivision of the Internet consisting of computers or sites usually with a common purpose (as providing commercial information) and denoted in Internet addresses by a unique abbreviation (as com or gov ) ; also : domain name

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.