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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.


Synonymsworld


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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