— domanial , adj.
/doh mayn"/ , n.
1. a field of action, thought, influence, etc.: the domain of science.
2. the territory governed by a single ruler or government; realm.
3. a realm or range of personal knowledge, responsibility, etc.
4. a region characterized by a specific feature, type of growth or wildlife, etc.: We entered the domain of the pine trees.
5. Law. land to which there is superior title and absolute ownership.
a. the set of values assigned to the independent variables of a function.
b. region (def. 11a).
7. 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.
8. Crystall. a connected region with uniform polarization in a twinned ferroelectric crystal.
9. a group of computers and devices on a network that are administered under the same protocol.
10. the top level in a domain name, indicating the type of organization or geographical location and officially designated in the suffix, as .com for commercial enterprises in the U.S.
[ 1595-1605; domaine, alter., by assoc. with L dominium DOMINIUM, of OF demeine dominicum, n. use of neut. of L dominicus of a master, equiv. to domin ( us ) lord + -icus -IC ]