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domestic
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1  —as in:
the domestic market
Definition relating to a home country

or (much more rarely,): relating to a geographic area that is smaller than a country
  • The deparment is responsible for studying all the domestic species of animals and plants.
domestic = relating to a home country

or (much more rarely,): relating to a geographic area that is smaller than a country
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She tracks domestic oil production.
  • domestic = relating to a home country

    or (much more rarely,): relating to a geographic area that is smaller than a country
  • I am more concerned with domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction.
  • Governor William Wyatt Bibb, with a view to promoting the domestic tranquillity of the new county, sent out a team of surveyors to locate its exact center and there establish its seat of government:
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • domestic = relating to a region
  • "That I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic," he said.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us,
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • domestic = relating to a home country
  • ...Duncan is in his grave;
    After life's fitful fever he sleeps well;
    Treason has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison,
    Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing,
    Can touch him further.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • domestic = in the home country
  • Business was excellent when Governor William Wyatt Bibb, with a view to promoting the newly created county's domestic tranquility, dispatched a team of surveyors to locate its exact center and there establish its seat of government.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
domestic = relating to a local geographic area

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2  —as in:
domestic happiness
Definition relating to a home or family
  • We share the domestic chores.
domestic = household (relating to home or family)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The health insurance extends benefits to unwed domestic partners regardless of sex.
  • The group helps victims of domestic violence.
  • England's national census of 1911 showed 1.3 million domestic servants, 1.2 million agricultural workers, and 971,000 coal miners.
  • My great grandmother worked in London as a domestic servant.
  • domestic = household (relating to home or family)
  • neglect his domestic duties
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • domestic = relating to the home or family
  • Most of the people who left our coast went to Arabian homes as domestic servants.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • domestic = household (relating to a home)
  • For the life of her, Jean Louise could not disentangle Zeebo's domestic history.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • domestic = relating to a home or family
  • I've come to get more books for Aibileen and check if anything's ever been written about domestic help.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • domestic = relating to a home
  • Other people thought it was about female slavery, others that it was a stereotyping of women in negative and trivial domestic roles.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
domestic = relating to a home or family

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3  —as in:
a domestic animal like a dog
Definition referring to animals kept as pets or for ranching
  • We work to reduce abuse of domestic animals.
domestic animals = referring to animals kept as pets or for ranching
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The book details the history of domestic animals such as dogs, cats, or cows.
  • domestic animals = referring to animals kept as pets or for ranching
  • Each year, millions of domestic animals in the United States are killed after they are dropped off at shelters and not adopted.
  • She says that no longer how many years a chimpanzee has lived peacefully as a pet, it is not a domestic animal and can snap without warning.
  • ...but domestic animals cannot survive in the wild.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • domestic animals = referring to animals kept as pets or for ranching
  • Between him and all domestic animals there must be no hostilities.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • "Frightened?" he said, touching her cheek as if she were some domestic animal.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • He taught his tribes how to fish with nets, to hunt and to rear domestic animals, divided the people into clans, and instituted matrimony.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • That's exactly how people have bred domestic animals for more than ten thousand years, Sophie.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • You're a real domestic animal.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One

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4  —as in:
GDP of the United States
Definition the total value of goods and services produced by a nation (or territory) in a year
  • We're hoping GDP growth of 4% will increase the number of available jobs.
GDP = the total value of goods and services produced by a country in a year (Gross Domestic Product)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Growth in GDP slowed in the fourth quarter of the year.
  • GDP = the total value of goods and services produced by a country in a year (Gross Domestic Product)
  • The United States is the country with the highest total GDP; though not the highest per person.
  • She argues that GDP growth is the best simple measure of a country's economic progress; though she concedes that it is not a perfect measure.
  • The cash flow makes up a whopping 15 percent of El Salvador's gross domestic product and is Mexico's second largest contributor to the economy, after oil.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • A country will take a fee amounting to four times its gross national product to accept a shipment of toxic waste.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • These countries took young women who previously had contributed negligibly to gross national product (GNP) and injected them into the formal economy, hugely increasing the labor force.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Norberg-Hodge admiringly quotes the king of another Himalayan country, Bhutan, who says the true measure of a nation's success is not gross national product, but "gross national happiness."
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Since the onset of civil war, Burundi's per capita gross domestic product had fallen from roughly $180 per year to about $80, the lowest in the world, and of course that paltry figure understated the general penury.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • In 2005, the annual per capita gross domestic product of the country was a mere four hundred dollars—which ranks it ahead of only the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe among nations for which any data is available.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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Less commonly:
Domestics refers to a household servants. (Rarely, domestic refers to a single household servant.)
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