domain-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: a social environment, sphere of activity

Commentary: DOMAIN[+circumstance][+environment][+social][+identifiable]

A woman's traditional domain was the home and family.
The world of espionage is a complex domain of hierarchy and secrecy.
John discovered he didn't like working in the corporate domain.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: property governed or ruled by some authority

Commentary: DOMAIN[+entity][+property][+governed][+authority][+specific]

The king's domain stretched beyond the forest to the sea.
They are challenging the town's eminent domain of their property.
Each heir inherited a third of their father's domain in Florida.
That software is now in the public domain and available for free.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: set of values for independent variable of a function

Commentary: DOMAIN[+entity][+symbolic][+set][+mathematical][+values][+function]

The domain of this function is the set of real numbers.
Each value in a function's domain can map to only one value in the range.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a subdivision of the Internet

Commentary: DOMAIN[+entity][+group][+subdivision][+network][+Internet]

All these Internet addresses are in the domain of the United States.
Mary bought three separate domain names.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: a body of knowledge, field of study

Commentary: DOMAIN[+entity][+symbolic][+information][+collection][+organized]

The study reports on the expanding domain of holistic medicine.
Visual communication is the domain of the graphics artist.
That's beyond my domain of expertise.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: the most general classification in biological taxonomies

Commentary: DOMAIN[+entity][+group][+biologic][+taxonomic][+highest]

In biology, kingdoms are organized into domains.
The older system of two empires has been replaced by three domains in biology.
Bacteria, Archaea and Eucarya are the three domains proposed by Carl Woese.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 8