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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Domain  \Do*main"\,  n.  [F.  domaine,  OF  demaine,  L.  dominium 
  property,  right  of  ownership,  fr  dominus  master,  owner.  See 
  {Dame},  and  cf  {Demesne},  {Dungeon}.] 
  1.  Dominion;  empire;  authority. 
 
  2.  The  territory  over  which  dominion  or  authority  is  exerted; 
  the  possessions  of  a  sovereign  or  commonwealth,  or  the 
  like  Also  used  figuratively. 
 
  The  domain  of  authentic  history.  --E.  Everett. 
 
  The  domain  over  which  the  poetic  spirit  ranges.  --J. 
  C.  Shairp 
 
  3.  Landed  property;  estate;  especially,  the  land  about  the 
  mansion  house  of  a  lord,  and  in  his  immediate  occupancy; 
  demesne.  --Shenstone. 
 
  4.  (Law)  Ownership  of  land;  an  estate  or  patrimony  which  one 
  has  in  his  own  right  absolute  proprietorship;  paramount 
  or  sovereign  ownership. 
 
  {Public  domain},  the  territory  belonging  to  a  State  or  to  the 
  general  government;  public  lands.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  domain 
  n  1:  a  particular  environment  or  walk  of  life;  "his  social  sphere 
  is  limited";  "it  was  a  closed  area  of  employment";  "he's 
  out  of  my  orbit"  [syn:  {sphere},  {area},  {orbit},  {field}, 
  {arena}] 
  2:  territory  over  which  rule  or  control  is  exercised;  "his 
  domain  extended  into  Europe";  "he  made  it  the  law  of  the 
  land"  [syn:  {demesne},  {land}] 
  3:  the  set  of  values  of  the  independent  variable  for  which  a 
  function  is  defined  [ant:  {range}] 
  4:  people  in  general;  especially  a  distinctive  group  of  people 
  with  some  shared  interest;  "the  Western  world"  [syn:  {world}] 
  5:  a  knowledge  domain  that  you  are  interested  in  or  are 
  communicating  about  "it  was  a  limited  domain  of 
  discourse";  "here  we  enter  the  region  of  opinion";  "the 
  realm  of  the  occult"  [syn:  {region},  {realm}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  domain 
 
  1.    In  the  theory  of  functions,  the  set  of 
  argument  values  for  which  a  {function}  is  defined. 
 
  See  {domain  theory}. 
 
  2.    A  group  of  computers  whose  {hostnames}  share  a 
  common  suffix,  the  "domain  name".  The  last  component  of  this 
  is  the  {top-level  domain}. 
 
  See  {administrative  domain},  {Domain  Name  System},  {fully 
  qualified  domain  name}. 
 
  3.  {Distributed  Operating  Multi  Access  Interactive  Network}. 
 
  4.    A  specific  phase  of  the  {software  life  cycle} 
  in  which  a  developer  works  Domains  define  developers'  and 
  users'  areas  of  responsibility  and  the  scope  of  possible 
  relationships  between  products. 
 
  5.  The  subject  or  market  in  which  a  piece  of  software  is 
  designed  to  work 
 
  (1997-12-26) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DOMAIN 
  Distributed  Operating  Multi  Access  Interactive  Network  (Apollo,  Internet) 
 
 




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