Domain vs Enclave - What's the difference?

domain | enclave |

As a noun domain

is domain (dns domain name).

As a verb enclave is





(en noun)
  • A geographic area owned or controlled by a single person or organization.
  • The king ruled his domain harshly.
  • A field or sphere of activity, influence or expertise.
  • Dealing with complaints isn't really my domain : get in touch with customer services.
    His domain is English history.
  • A group of related items, topics, or subjects.
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  • , author=Michael Riordan , title=Tackling Infinity , volume=100, issue=1, page=86 , magazine= citation , passage=Some of the most beautiful and thus appealing physical theories, including quantum electrodynamics and quantum gravity, have been dogged for decades by infinities that erupt when theorists try to prod their calculations into new domains . Getting rid of these nagging infinities has probably occupied far more effort than was spent in originating the theories.}}
  • (mathematics) The set of all possible mathematical entities (points) where a given function is defined.
  • (mathematics) A of nonzero elements is zero.
  • (mathematics, topology, analysis) An open and connected set in some topology. For example, the interval (0,1) as a subset of the real numbers.
  • (computing, Internet) Any DNS]] domain name, particularly one which has been delegated and has become representative of the delegated domain name and its [[subdomain, subdomains
  • * 2000 , BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual (9.3.2) , Internet Software Consortium []
  • Every name in the DNS tree is a domain , even if it is terminal, that is, has no subdomains.
  • (computing, Internet) A collection of DNS]] or DNS-like domain names consisting of a delegated domain name and all its [[subdomain, subdomains
  • (computing) A collection of information having to do with a domain', the computers named in the '''domain''', and the network on which the computers named in the ' domain reside
  • (computing) The collection of computers identified by a domain' s domain names
  • (physics) A small region of a magnetic material with a consistent magnetization direction; such a region used as a data storage element in a bubble memory
  • (data processing) a form of technical metadata that represent the type of a data item, its characteristics, name, and usage
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    A characteristic of a field. A data domain specifies a data type and applies the minimum and maximum values allowed and other constraints.
  • (biology, taxonomy) The highest rank in the classification of organisms, above kingdom; in the three-domain system, one of the taxa Bacteria'', ''Archaea'', or ''Eukaryota .
  • (biochemistry) A folded section of a protein molecule that has a discrete function
  • Usage notes

    * (collection of information) Used in a context in which domain name services, or domain name like services, are managed in a fashion that is integrated with the management of other computer and network related information. * (collection of computers) Used in the same context as the collection of information domain sense.


    * (where a function is defined) domain of definition * (collection of DNS names) domain name, hostname


    * (domain of definition of a function) range * (domain of definition of a function) codomain

    Derived terms

    * domain hack * domaining * domainless * domain name * domain of discourse * source domain * subdomain * target domain * top-level domain




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    (en noun)
  • A political, cultural or social entity or part thereof that is completely surrounded by another.
  • The republic of San Marino is an enclave of Italy.
    The streets around Union Square form a Protestant enclave within an otherwise Catholic neighbourhood.
  • A group that is set off from a larger population by its characteristic or behavior.
  • tends to make marriage itself a lifestyle enclave.
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  • Usage notes

    Enclaves are generally also exclaves, though exceptions exist (as detailed at ), and in common speech only the term enclave is used. An enclave is an area surrounded'' by another area, while an exclave is an area ''cut off from the main area. An area can be cut off without being surrounded (such as , enclaved in South Africa, but not exclaved). File:Enclave.svg, C is A's enclave and B's exclave. File:Exclave.svg, C is an exclave of B, but not an enclave of A. A pene-enclave (resp., pene-exclave) is an area that is an enclave "for practical purposes", but does not meet the strict definition. This is a very technical term.

    See also

    * exclave * pene-enclave * pene-exclave


    * (group set off from a larger population by a characteristic) Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life - Page 74 by Robert Neelly Bellah, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, Steven M. Tipton, Richard Madsen - 1996


  • To enclose within a foreign territory.
  • Anagrams

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