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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 department 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
  • Governor Bellingham, in a loose gown and easy cap—such as elderly gentlemen loved to endue themselves with, in their domestic privacy—walked foremost, and appeared to be showing off his estate, and expatiating on his projected improvements.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • domestic = home
  • 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)
  • Still, shopping for low-income kids reminds me of my childhood and of the ways that Christmas gifts can serve as domestic land mines.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • domestic = relating to a home or family
  • Davis stopped at the doorway for a second, looked back at Mom and me in what must have seemed to him like domestic bliss.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • domestic = relating to a home and family
  • It does him the highest honour; it shews his proper estimation of the blessing of domestic happiness and pure attachment.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
domestic = relating to a home and 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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