gray area

(redirected from Grey Zone)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

gray area

n.
An area of uncertainty or indeterminacy: "people ... whose problems lie in that vast gray area between the physical and mental" (Carla Cantor).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gray area - an intermediate area; a topic that is not clearly one thing or the other
area - a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
References in periodicals archive ?
Previously, these beauty experts and fans of food operated in a kind of legal grey zone, not quite a business and yet sometimes earning as much as Dh60,000 per post.
If we are shunted into the grey zone, the international banking community is unlikely to be impressed, and inwards investors will be looking for somewhere else to put their money.
Finding the extent legal frameworks to be a necessary but not sufficient condition, he argues that the grey zone between slavery and decent work is more complex than the capitalist system is able or willing to recognize, let alone address.
We operate in the Grey Zone, between traditional war and peace," he informed a room of US, African, and European military personnel at the Special Operations Command--Africa Commander's Conference, held in Garmisch, Germany, in November 2015.
There is a grey zone and that grey zone needs to be clarified with FIFA," UEFA's legal director Alasdair Bell said.
Wars in the grey zone also referred to as unconventional wars are characterized by impact in all possible dimensions, usage of a variety of methods, measures and combat tools and they have a great impact on the destabilization of the global security environment.
Clinical relevance of pulse pressure variations for predicting fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated intensive care unit patients: the grey zone approach", Critical Care, 2014, vol.
If "non-celiac gluten sensitivity" or "wheat intolerance" represent a kind of diagnostic grey zone, isolated behavior changes caused by gluten are more of an "inky blackness.
The reason that is needed is to prevent the grey zone from becoming black.
Communication expert Petar Arsovski comments for Utrinski vesnik that slowly but surely we are entering a grey zone.
Decade of fear; reporting from terrorism's grey zone.
Analyst Edmond Ademi says that Macedonia will remain a grey zone on the European map.