- a title given to certain monks and clerics
- a title of respect formerly given to gentlemen of Brazil and Portugal: used with the given name
Origin of DomPortuguese from Classical Latin dominus, a lord, master: see dominate
- rank, position, or dominion of: kingdom
- fact or state of being: martyrdom
- a total of all who are: officialdom
Origin of -domMiddle English and Old English dom, state, condition, power: see doom
- Used formerly as a title for male members of Portuguese and Brazilian royalty, aristocracy, and hierarchy, preceding the given name.
- Roman Catholic Church Used as a title before the names of Benedictine and Carthusian monks in major or minor orders.
Origin of DomPortuguese from Latin dominus lord, master ; see dem- in Indo-European roots.
- State; condition: stardom.
- a. Domain; position; rank: dukedom.b. Those that collectively have a specified position, office, or character: officialdom.
Origin of -domMiddle English from Old English -dōm ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present doms, present participle domming, simple past and past participle dommed)
- (slang, Internet gaming or BDSM) to dominate
dom - Computer Definition
(1) See disk on module.
(2) (Document Object Model) A programming interface (API) from the W3C that lets applications and scripts access the content of HTML, XML and XHTML files in a hierarchical tree structure. The DOM was introduced in 1998. A Web Page Looks Like a Tree The DOM implementation lays out the tags in the Web page as a hierarchical tree. In 2000, Level 2 (DOM2) gave the programmer a standard way to handle events associated with elements such as mouse down, mouse click and mouse over. Events may be preprocessed at any tag location from the top of the tree to the target tag at the bottom ("capture" phase) and then back up ("bubbling" phase). These phases were implemented to be backward compatible with earlier Netscape and IE browsers. XML Data Looks Like a Database The DOM converts XML documents into a hierarchical node tree in memory that looks like a database record. The node tree allows updating in a similar manner to database updating, making data exchange between XML documents and databases more straightforward. Without DOM turning the document into an object model and handling the updating, the text and tags in an XML document would have to be scanned sequentially and rearranged by the program. See DOM implementation, DOM application, SAX and object model.