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Domain - definitions

Domain : (1) Set or range of valid values for a given attribute or field, or the specification of business rules for determining the valid values. (2) The area or field of reference of an application or problem set. 

[Category=Data Quality ]

Source: Larry English, External, 23-Jan-2009 12:50

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Domain - A collection or range of all the possible values a field can contain. Although a field's domain is typically finite, it may be infinite as well.

[Category=Database Management ]

Source: Northwest Database Services, 08 November 2009 09:59:10, External

Domain - A category of related data elements in a data model. Also known as a Subject Area. Architects talk about working in the "Customer Domain" or the "Product Domain."

[Category=Data Governance ]

Source: The Data Governance Institute, 30 November 2009 09:01:40, External

Domain - Area of knowledge that is communicated within a text, translation, or corpus.

[Category=Localization/Localisation ]

Source: Common Sense Advisory, 08 January 2010 09:28:59, External

Domain - A set of business validation rules, format constraints, and other properties that apply to a group of attributes or database columns; for example: a list of values, a range, a qualified list or range, or any combination of these.

[Category=Data Warehousing ]

Source: Aexis Business Intelligence, 30 November 2010 10:18:39, External

domain - System context: A class of systems that have similar requirements and capabilities. Application context: The body of knowledge defining the range and scope of an application in terms of elements, rules and behaviors.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: Open Geospatial Consortium, 12 June 2011 10:01:38, External

Domain - A pool of values from which an attribute must take its value - a domain provides a set of business validation rules, format constraints and other properties for one or more attributes that may exist as a list of specific values, as a range of values, as a set of qualifications, or any combination of these.

[Category=Data Quality ]

Source: DAMA UK, 16 July 2011 08:05:40, External


(1) [data transfer] The range of valid values for a particular metadata element.

(2) [computing] A group of computers and devices on a network that are administered as a unit with common rules and procedures. Within the Internet, a domain is defined by an IP address. All devices sharing a common part of the IP address are said to be in the same domain.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: esri, 02 April 2012 08:00:05, External 


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