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domestic

  
  ( domestics    plural  )
1       adj   Domestic political activities, events, and situations happen or exist within one particular country.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: foreign, international)    ...over 100 domestic flights a day to 15 UK destinations., ...sales in the domestic market.     
    gross domestic product  
  domestically      adv   ADV after v, ADV -ed/adj, ADV with cl  
Opportunities will improve as the company expands domestically and internationally...     
2       adj   Domestic duties and activities are concerned with the running of a home and family.  
ADJ n   (=household)  
...a plan for sharing domestic chores.     
3       adj   Domestic items and services are intended to be used in people's homes rather than in factories or offices.  
ADJ n   (=household)     (Antonym: industrial)    ...domestic appliances.     
4       adj   A domestic situation or atmosphere is one which involves a family and their home.  
usu ADJ n  
It was a scene of such domestic bliss...     
5       adj   A domestic animal is one that is not wild and is kept either on a farm to produce food or in someone's home as a pet.,   (Antonym: wild)    ...a domestic cat.     
6       n-count   A domestic, a domestic help, or a domestic worker is a person who is paid to come to help with the work that has to be done in a house such as the cleaning, washing, and ironing.  


domestic science     
In British schools, domestic science was the name used to refer to the subject which involved cookery, sewing, and other household skills. The subject is now referred to as home economics, which is also the usual American term.      n-uncount  
domestic violence     
Domestic violence is violence that takes place in the home, especially between a husband and wife.      n-uncount  
Women are still the main victims of domestic violence.     
gross domestic product        ( gross domestic products    plural  ) A country's gross domestic product is the total value of all the goods it has produced and the services it has provided in a particular year, not including its income from investments in other countries.     (BUSINESS)      n-var  
(=GDP)  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
Of or relating to a country's internal affairs
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).

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