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"domestic" in American English

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domesticadjective

 us   /dəˈmes·tɪk/
  • domestic adjective (OF HOME)

relating to the ​home, ​house, or ​family: I’ve never been ​fond of domestic ​chores like ​cooking and ​cleaning.
  • domestic adjective (OF COUNTRY)

politics & government relating to a person’s own ​country: The president’s domestic ​policy has been more ​successful than his ​foreignpolicy.

domesticnoun [C]

 us   /dəˈmes·tɪk/ dated
  • domestic noun [C] (WORKER)

someone ​paid to ​help with ​work that ​needs to be done in a ​house, such as ​cleaning and ​washingclothes
(Definition of domestic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"domestic" in British English

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domesticadjective

uk   us   /dəˈmes.tɪk/
  • domestic adjective (COUNTRY)

B2 relating to a person's own ​country: domestic ​airlines/​flights Domestic ​opinion had ​turned against the ​war.

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  • domestic adjective (HOME)

B2 belonging or ​relating to the ​home, ​house, or ​family: domestic ​chores/​duties/​arrangements

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domestically
adverb uk   us   /-tɪ.kəl.i/
Such a ​policy would be ​unacceptable both domestically and ​internationally.

domesticnoun [C]

uk   us   /dəˈmes.tɪk/ (also domestic help) old-fashioned
someone ​paid to do ​work, such as ​cleaning and ​cooking, in someone else's ​house
(Definition of domestic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"domestic" in Business English

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domesticadjective [usually before noun]

uk   us   /dəˈmestɪk/
of, ​relating to, or within a person's own country: Domestic ​retailers are facing relentless ​pressure from ​imports. Focusing on ​exporting can ​help fight off domestic and ​foreigncompetition. domestic ​manufacturing/​production
relating to the ​home or families: Our ​service is ​aimed at domestic ​users. domestic chores
domestically
adverb
The ​company continues to ​search for ​expansionopportunities, both domestically and ​overseas.
(Definition of domestic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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