domain
noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English demayne, from Anglo-French demeine, from Latin dominium, from dominus Date: 15th century 1. 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

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  • domain — I (land owned) noun alodium, demesne, estate, freehold, hereditament, holding, land, manor, possessio, property, real estate, real property, realty, seigniory, tenure associated concepts: eminent domain II (sphere of influence) noun bailiwick,… …   Law dictionary

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  • domain — domain. См. домен. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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