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domain

do·main

domain

 
pronunciation:
do meIn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: territory owned or controlled by a single ruler or government; realm.
Tsar Ivan IV vastly increased the Russian domain during the sixteenth century.Iceland was once part of the domain of Denmark.
synonyms:
demesne, dominion, realm, territory
similar words:
duchy, empire, jurisdiction, kingdom, land, possession, principality, sultanate, turf
definition 2: an area or sphere of knowledge, interest, or activity.
Her academic interests have always been in the domain of literature.
synonyms:
area, bailiwick, field, province, realm, sphere
similar words:
arena, circle, concern, department, discipline, element, interest, metier, orbit, region, specialty, turf
definition 3: a region with distinct characteristics such as certain flora or fauna.
synonyms:
range, region, zone
similar words:
area, habitat, milieu, territory
definition 4: legal ownership of land and control over its use.
synonyms:
demesne, dominion, title
similar words:
ownership, reign, sovereignty
definition 5: a group of networked computers and devices organized as a unit under a shared Internet address.
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The word domain contains the following part:
dom1, domin Latin root that means master