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English noun: domain

1. domain (state) a particular environment or walk of life

SamplesHis social sphere is limited.
It was a closed area of employment.
He's out of my orbit.

Synonymsarea, arena, field, orbit, sphere

Broader (hypernym)environment

Narrower (hyponym)distaff, front, kingdom, land, lap, political arena, political sphere, preserve, province, realm, responsibility

2. domain (location) territory over which rule or control is exercised

SamplesHis domain extended into Europe.
He made it the law of the land.

Synonymsdemesne, land

Broader (hypernym)region

Narrower (hyponym)archduchy, barony, duchy, dukedom, earldom, emirate, empire, fiefdom, grand duchy, imperium, khanate, kingdom, princedom, principality, realm, sheikdom, sheikhdom, suzerainty, viscounty

Part meronymcountry, land, state

3. domain (group) (mathematics) the set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined

Synonymsdomain of a function

Broader (hypernym)set

Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

4. domain (group) people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest

SamplesThe Western world.


Broader (hypernym)class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum

Narrower (hyponym)academe, academia, Grub Street

5. domain (cognition) the content of a particular field of knowledge

Synonymsknowledge base, knowledge domain

Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object

Narrower (hyponym)bailiwick, discipline, field, field of study, realm, region, scientific knowledge, study, subject, subject area, subject field

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