Region definition

rējən
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An area; place; space.
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A particular part of the world or universe.
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An area of the body having natural or arbitrarily assigned boundaries.

The abdominal region.

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An area of interest or activity; a sphere.

The region of gender studies.

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A division of the world characterized by a specific kind of plant or animal life.
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A large and indefinite part of the surface of the earth; district.
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An approximate degree or amount.

Costs in the region of one billion dollars.

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The definition of a region is a specific area.

The area in your body that is close to your stomach is an example of your stomach region.

The state of California is an example of a state that would be described as being in the Western region of the United States.

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Any considerable and connected part of a space or surface; specifically, a tract of land or sea of considerable but indefinite extent; a country; a district; in a broad sense, a place without special reference to location or extent but viewed as an entity for geographical, social or cultural reasons.

The equatorial regions.

The temperate regions.

The polar regions.

The upper regions of the atmosphere.

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An administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country or the European Union.
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A large, usually continuous segment of a surface or space.

The upper regions of the atmosphere.

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A portion of the earth's surface distinguished from others by some characteristic.

The coastal region; the region of storm damage.

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A bioregion.
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A political district or unit, often with its adjacent lands.

The Osaka region.

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(historical) Such a division of the city of Rome and of the territory about Rome, of which the number varied at different times; a district, quarter, or ward.
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(figuratively) The inhabitants of a region or district of a country.
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(anatomy) A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated.

The abdominal regions.

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A division or part of an organism, often called after its main part or organ.

The abdominal region.

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An administrative division of a country, as in Italy.
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An area of the body having natural or arbitrarily assigned boundaries.

The abdominal region.

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A sphere or realm, as of art or science.
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Any of the levels used to describe the atmosphere or ocean.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
region
Plural:
regions

Origin of region

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin regiō regiōn- from regere to rule reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman regiun, from Latin regio, regionem, from regere.

    From Wiktionary