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super- +‎ domain


superdomain (plural superdomains)

  1. (taxonomy) A taxonomic grouping above domain.
  2. (biochemistry) Two or more conserved domains of nominally unrelated origin that appear in the same order in diverse proteins and are inherited as a single structural/functional unit.
  3. (Internet, rare) The domain to which a subdomain belongs.
    • 2000, Rob Kirkland, Domino System Administration (page 76)
      Notes provides your Internet domain name (as it appears in the computer's TCP/IP setup and minus the superdomain (org, net, and so on) component) as a default.
    • 2004, Robert Reinhardt, Joey Lott, Flash MX 2004 ActionScript Bible (page 537)
      Flash disallowed access only between two completely different superdomains, but allowed access between two different subdomains and/or protocols []

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