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General words for areas of study, interest or activity

area

noun

a particular subject, type of activity, etc.

field

noun

a subject that you study, or a type of work that you do

discipline

noun

a subject that people study, especially at a university

domain

noun

a particular area of activity or life

sphere

noun

a particular area of interest, activity, work, etc. that is one of many parts of life

specialty

noun

a particular part of a wider subject that a person concentrates on or is an expert in

territory

noun

an area of knowledge, study, or experience

scene

noun

a particular interest or activity, and the people and places that are involved in it

realm

noun

a particular area of knowledge, experience, interest, etc.

line

noun

a type of work or area of interest

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