Definition of domain in English:
1An area of territory owned or controlled by a particular ruler or government: the French domains of the Plantagenets
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- The domains under her control included territories in both Burgundy and the Netherlands.
- The vast domain now had an area of nearly eleven and a half million square miles, and a population of more than a fifth of the people of the globe.
- The peripatetic household continued to gravitate towards the cities and towns of a ruler's domains, an urban environment providing the necessary infrastructures for court life.
1.1A specified sphere of activity or knowledge: the country’s isolation in the domain of sport
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- After dark, the street milieu is the domain of the shadowy.
- The one area where there is some similarity between the two wars is the domain of public opinion.
- This is the domain of theology, cosmology and psychology.
2 Computing A distinct subset of the Internet with addresses sharing a common suffix or under the control of a particular organization or individual.
- If the people with those accounts didn't bother to change their e-mail address when the domain expired, you can collect their passwords.
- The process for deciding ownership of Internet domains is flawed, biased and in drastic need of reform, an expert in Internet and e-commerce law has concluded in a study released today.
- Thus, identity indirectly controls the list of domains you may enter.
3 Physics A discrete region of magnetism in ferromagnetic material.
- Ferromagnetic materials consist of tiny individual domains in which the magnetic moments of all the component atoms or molecules point in the same direction.
- By altering the microstructure, we can create weak links between the ferromagnetic domains that should lead to new and interesting electronic networks.
- The magnetic domains are essentially tiny magnets, each with a north and south pole.
4 Mathematics The set of possible values of the independent variable or variables of a function.
- Ten separate regression analyses were carried out, one regression analysis corresponding to each of the ten domains of the independent variables.
- In this case, this is not a problem, since the domain of the sine function is all real numbers.
- One of the first papers which he published after arriving in the United States was on the Euclidean algorithm in principal ideal domains.
5 Biochemistry A distinct region of a complex molecule or structure.
- Structures of the third domain, complexed to different proteases, have been determined.
- In most of these proteins, the coiled-coil domains are flanked by protein domains that control the protein's distribution or specific function.
- The study of chimeric MyHCs has previously implicated these loop domains in the control of the enzymatic and biophysical properties of the motor domain.
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