1. <mathematics> In the theory of functions, the set of argument values for which a function is defined.

See domain theory.

2. <networking> A group of computers whose hostnames share a common suffix, the "domain name". The last component of this is the top-level domain.

See administrative domain, Domain Name System, fully qualified domain name.

3. Distributed Operating Multi Access Interactive Network.

4. <computer programming> A specific phase of the software life-cycle in which a developer works. Domains define developers' and users' areas of responsibility and the scope of possible relationships between products.

5. The subject or market in which a piece of software is designed to work.

(01 Mar 1997)

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<molecular biology> Used to describe a part of a molecule or structure that shares common physico chemical features, for example hydrophobic, polar, globular, helical domains or properties for example DNA binding domain, ATP binding domain.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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