the extended spatial location of something
"the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
"in the abdominal region"
a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
"penguins inhabit the polar regions"
the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of')
"it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job"; "the price is in the neighborhood of $100"
a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
"it was a limited realm of discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the occult"
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.
An administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country or the European Union.
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.
The inhabitants of a region or district of a country.
A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated.
the abdominal regions
Place; rank; station; dignity.
The space from the earth's surface out to the orbit of the moon: properly called the elemental region.
Origin: From regiun, from regio, regionem, from regere.
one of the grand districts or quarters into which any space or surface, as of the earth or the heavens, is conceived of as divided; hence, in general, a portion of space or territory of indefinite extent; country; province; district; tract
tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything; neighborhood; vicinity; sphere
the upper air; the sky; the heavens
the inhabitants of a district
place; rank; station
Origin: [F. rgion, from L. regio a direction, a boundary line, region, fr. regere to guide, direct. See Regimen.]
Region is most commonly a term used in terrestrial sciences and astrophysics. Among the different sub-disciplines of geography it is an area studied by regional geographers. Regions consist of subregions that contain clusters of like areas that are distinctive by their uniformity of description based on a range of statistical data, for example demographic, and locales. In astrophysics some regions have science-specific terms such as galactic clusters. In Geography, regions can be broadly divided by physical characteristics, human impact characteristics, and the interaction of Humanity and the environment. Geographic regions and subregions are mostly described by their imprecisely defined, and sometimes transitory boundaries, except in human geography where jurisdiction areas such as national borders are clearly defined in law. Apart from the global continental regions, there are also hydrospheric and atmospheric regions that cover the oceans, and discrete climates above the land and water masses of the planet. The land and water global regions are divided into subregions geographically bounded by large geological features that influence large-scale ecologies, such as plains and steppes, forested massifs, deserts, or mountainous regions. Subregions describe the areas within regions that are easily distinguished in both the geological and ecological observable features.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē′jun, n. a portion of land: country: any area or district, with respect to fauna, flora, &c.: (Shak.) rank, dignity: (Shak.) the elemental space between the earth and the moon's orbit.—adj. Rē′gional, topical: local: topographical.—n. Rē′gionalism, sectionalism.—adv. Rē′gionally.—n. Regionā′rius, a title given to R.C. ecclesiastics who have jurisdiction over certain districts of Rome.—adjs. Rē′gionary; Rēgion′ic. [O. Fr.,—L. regio, regionis—regĕre, to rule.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
A specific, definite space, as distinguished from any other specific, definite space; as, East Aurora, Barren Island, Kalamazoo, Sea Grit, Beverly.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'region' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1063
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'region' in Written Corpus Frequency: #882
Rank popularity for the word 'region' in Nouns Frequency: #293
The numerical value of region in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of region in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.
Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.
America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.
Japan would like to work with the countries of the Mekong region to create a framework to support efforts by the Mekong countries in a detailed manner, on a region-by-region basis or on a theme-by-theme basis.
Freedom of navigation in this region, through the South China Sea, is crucial for any further development in the region and it's difficult to imagine that without this freedom, there will be stability and peace in this region.
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Translations for region
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- منطقة, إقْليمArabic
- regióCatalan, Valencian
- Gegend, Region, RaumGerman
- táj, vidékHungarian
- մարզ, տարածաշրջան, շրջանArmenian
- regio, gewest, streek, gebiedDutch
- سيمهPashto, Pushto
- район, областьRussian
- predeo, oblast, krajišnikSerbo-Croatian
- trakt, regionSwedish
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