domain

domain

[doh-meyn]
domain, in physics: see magnetism.

Government power to take private property for public use without the owner's consent. Constitutional provisions in most countries, including the U.S. (in the 5th Amendment to the Constitution), require the payment of just compensation to the owner. As a power peculiar to sovereign authority and coupled with a duty to pay compensation, the concept was developed by such 17th-century natural-law jurists as Hugo Grotius and Samuel Pufendorf. Seealso confiscation.

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Domain is the distinguished part of an abstract or physical space where something exists, is performed, or is valid. For example, we may talk about: domain of interest, domain of activity. This concept is used in every branch/sector/field of human activity.

It also has several meanings:

General

Places

Sciences

Mathematics

In mathematics domain can refer to:

Information technology

In information technology, the term domain can refer to:

Music

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