do·main /doˈmen, də-/
do·main /doˈmen, də-/ 名詞
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. [wns=2]
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. [wns=2]
4. Law Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership.
1. the territory belonging to a State or to the general government; public lands. [U.S.] -- 2. the situation or status of intellectual property which is not protected by copyright, patent or other restriction on use. Anything in the public domain may be used by anyone without restriction. The effective term of force of copyrights and patents are limited by statute, and after the term expires, the writings and inventions thus protected go into the public domain and are free for use by all.
Right of eminent domain, that superior dominion of the sovereign power over all the property within the state, including that previously granted by itself, which authorizes it to appropriate any part thereof to a necessary public use, reasonable compensation being made.
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,
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
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]