foreign vs domestic

foreign

Definitions

adjective

  1. not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source
  2. relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
  3. not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something
  4. of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)

Examples

Second, that the entire Reichstag assented to the declarations made by the speakers on Tuesday that the Emperor had exceeded his constitutional prerogatives in private discussion with foreigners concerning Germany's attitude on controverted questions.

Academic excellence was matched with extra-curricular activities of every description - from drama through sport to foreign travel.

Venuti advocates that translators create a discursive heterogeneity by using non-dominant English forms to make the foreignness of the source texts felt and render the translations visible.

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domestic

Definitions

adjective

  1. of or involving the home or family
  2. converted or adapted to domestic use
  3. of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
  4. of or relating to the home
  5. produced in a particular country

noun

  1. a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household

Examples

Interior spaces may also be gendered: the author explores both the activities particular to women, such as needlework or lace-making, and the objects related to female and maternal domesticity.

One page of the menu is devoted to cheeses (domestic and imported), another to charcuterie, salads, meat and fish, the third to items from the wood-burning oven.

More volunteers follow with lurid tales of domestic mishaps, each earning applause.

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