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Etymology

Old English demeine, demain (rule), Old French demeine, demaine, demeigne, domaine (power), French domaine, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dominium (property, right of ownership), from dominus (master, proprietor, owner). See dame, and confer demain, domain, danger, dungeon.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
domain

Plural
{{{1}}}

domain ({{{1}}})
  1. A geographic area owned or controlled by a single person or organization.
  2. A sphere of influence.
  3. A group of related items, topics, or subjects.
  4. (mathematics) The set of all possible mathematical entities (points) where a given function is defined.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any DNS domain name, particularly one which has been delegated and has become representative of the delegated domain name and its subdomains
    • BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual (9.3.2), Copyright © 2004, 2005 Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. ("ISC"), Copyright © 2000-2003 Internet Software Consortium, http://www.bind9.net/manual/bind/9.3.2/Bv9ARM.ch01.html
      Every name in the DNS tree is a domain, even if it is terminal, that is, has no subdomains.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A collection of DNS or DNS-like domain names consisting of a delegated domain name and all its subdomains
  7. (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
  8. (computing) The collection of computers identified by a domain's domain names
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) In the three-domain system, the highest rank in the classification of organisms, above kingdom; in other taxonomic systems, a similarly high rank
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) In the three-domain system, one of three taxa at that rank: (Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukaryota)

Usage notes

  • (collection of information) Used in a context in which domain name services, or domain name like 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.

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Antonyms

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

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