domain – Wiktionary

March 28, 2020

See also: Domain

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Usage notes
      • 1.3.2 Synonyms
      • 1.3.3 Antonyms
      • 1.3.4 Hyponyms
      • 1.3.5 Derived terms
      • 1.3.6 Related terms
      • 1.3.7 Translations
      • 1.3.8 Further reading
    • 1.4 Anagrams
  • 2 Spanish
    • 2.1 Noun

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English demeine, demain (“rule”), Old French demeine, demaine, demeigne, domaine (“power”), (French domaine), from Latin dominium (“property, right of ownership”), from dominus (“master, proprietor, owner”). See dame, and compare demain, danger, dungeon. See also demesne.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dəʊˈmeɪn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /doʊˈmeɪn/, /dəˈmeɪn/
  • Audio (UK)

  • Rhymes: -eɪn

Noun[edit]

(plural domains)

  1. A geographic area owned or controlled by a single person or organization. The king ruled his domain harshly.
    • (Can wedatethis quote?), Christopher de Bellaigue, “The end of farming?”, inThe Guardian‎[1]:

      Farmers account for just 1.5% of the British population, but the size of their domain – 71% of the country’s surface area is classified as farmland – has given them power over the public imagination.

  2. A field or sphere of activity, influence or expertise. Dealing with complaints isn’t really my domain: get in touch with customer services. His domain is English history.
  3. A group of related items, topics, or subjects.
    • 2012January 1, Michael Riordan, “Tackling Infinity”, inAmerican Scientist‎[2], volume 100, number 1, page 86:

      Some of the most beautiful and thus appealing physical theories, including quantum electrodynamics and quantum gravity, have been dogged for decades by infinities that erupt when theorists try to prod their calculations into new domains. Getting rid of these nagging infinities has probably occupied far more effort than was spent in originating the theories.

  4. (mathematics) The set of all possible mathematical entities (points) where a given function is defined.
  5. (mathematics, set theory) The set of input (argument) values for which a function is defined.
  6. (mathematics) A ring with no zero divisors; that is, in which no product of nonzero elements is zero. Hyponym: integral domain
  7. (mathematics, topology, mathematical analysis) An open and connected set in some topology. For example, the interval (0,1) as a subset of the real numbers.
  8. (computing, Internet) Any DNS domain name, particularly one which has been delegated and has become representative of the delegated domain name and its subdomains.
    • 2000, BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual (9.3.2), Internet Software Consortium [3] Every name in the DNS tree is a domain, even if it is terminal, that is, has no subdomains.
  9. (computing, Internet) A collection of DNS or DNS-like domain names consisting of a delegated domain name and all its subdomains.
  10. (computing) A collection of information having to do with a domain, the computers named in the domain, and the network on which the computers named in the domain reside.
  11. (computing) The collection of computers identified by a domain’s domain names.
  12. (physics) A small region of a magnetic material with a consistent magnetization direction.
  13. (computing) Such a region used as a data storage element in a bubble memory.
  14. (data processing) A form of technical metadata that represent the type of a data item, its characteristics, name, and usage.
    • 2013December 29 (last accessed), IBM, “IBM Terminology – terms D”, inIBM Software|Globalization|Terminology‎[4]: A characteristic of a field. A data domain specifies a data type and applies the minimum and maximum values allowed and other constraints.
  15. (taxonomy) The highest rank in the classification of organisms, above kingdom; in the three-domain system, one of the taxa Bacteria, Archaea, or Eukaryota.
  16. (biochemistry) A folded section of a protein molecule that has a discrete function; the equivalent section of a chromosome

Usage notes[edit]

  • (collection of information): Used in a context in which domain name services, or kindred services, are managed in a fashion that is integrated with the management of other computer and network related information.
  • (collection of computers): Used in the same context as the collection of information domain sense.

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • (domain of definition of a function): range
  • (domain of definition of a function): codomain

Hyponyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

DNS domain name

collection of DNS domain names

Further reading[edit]

  • Domain (biology) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • domain in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • domain in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams[edit]

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

 m (plural domains)

  1. (Internet) domain