Definitions for regionˈri dʒən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•gionˈri dʒən(n.)

  1. an extensive, continuous part of a surface, space, or body:

    a region of the earth.

  2. Usu., regions. the vast or indefinite entirety of a space or area, or something compared to one:

    the regions of the mind.

  3. a part of the earth's surface of considerable and usu. indefinite extent:

    a tropical region.

  4. a district without respect to boundaries or extent:

    an industrial region.

  5. a large, indefinite area or range of something specified:

    a region of authority.

  6. an area of interest, activity, pursuit, etc.; field.

  7. an administrative division of a country, territory, or city.

    Category: Government

  8. a major faunal area of the earth's surface, sometimes one regarded as a division of a larger area.

  9. a division or part of the body:

    the abdominal region.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of region:

1300–50; < AF regiun < L regiō direction, line, boundary <regere to rule

Princeton's WordNet

  1. region, part(noun)

    the extended spatial location of something

    "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"

  2. area, region(noun)

    a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

    "in the abdominal region"

  3. region(noun)

    a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

    "penguins inhabit the polar regions"

  4. region, neighborhood(noun)

    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"

  5. region, realm(noun)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. region(noun)ˈri dʒən

    a large area of land with particular characteristics

    the southern wine-growing region; a mountainous region; a region in which fighting has been severe

  2. regionˈri dʒən

    approximately

    a death toll in the region of 2500 people

Wiktionary

  1. region(Noun)

    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.

  2. region(Noun)

    An administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country or the European Union.

  3. region(Noun)

    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.

  4. region(Noun)

    The inhabitants of a region or district of a country.

  5. region(Noun)

    A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated.

    the abdominal regions

  6. region(Noun)

    Place; rank; station; dignity.

  7. region(Noun)

    The space from the earth's surface out to the orbit of the moon: properly called the elemental region.

  8. Origin: From regiun, from regio, regionem, from regere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Region(noun)

    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

  2. Region(noun)

    tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything; neighborhood; vicinity; sphere

  3. Region(noun)

    the upper air; the sky; the heavens

  4. Region(noun)

    the inhabitants of a district

  5. Region(noun)

    place; rank; station

Freebase

  1. Region

    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.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. region

    A specific, definite space, as distinguished from any other specific, definite space; as, East Aurora, Barren Island, Kalamazoo, Sea Grit, Beverly.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'region' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1063

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'region' in Written Corpus Frequency: #882

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'region' in Nouns Frequency: #293


Translations for region

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

region(noun)

a part of a country, the world etc

Do you know this region well?; in tropical regions.

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