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re·gion

 (rē′jən)
n.
1.
a. A large, usually continuous segment of a surface or space: the upper regions of the atmosphere.
b. A portion of the earth's surface distinguished from others by some characteristic: the coastal region; the region of storm damage.
c. A bioregion.
d. A political district or unit, often with its adjacent lands: the Osaka region.
2. An area of the body having natural or arbitrarily assigned boundaries: the abdominal region.
3. An area of interest or activity; a sphere: the region of gender studies.
4. An approximate degree or amount: costs in the region of one billion dollars.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin regiō, regiōn-, from regere, to rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

region

(ˈriːdʒən)
n
1. any large, indefinite, and continuous part of a surface or space
2. (Physical Geography) an area considered as a unit for geographical, functional, social, or cultural reasons
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an administrative division of a country: Tuscany is one of the regions of the Italian Republic.
4. a realm or sphere of activity or interest
5. range, area, or scope: in what region is the price likely to be?.
6. (Pathology) a division or part of the boday: the lumbar region.
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Scotland from 1975 until 1996) any of the nine territorial divisions into which the mainland of Scotland was divided for purposes of local government; replaced in 1996 by council areas. See also islands council
[C14: from Latin regiō, from regere to govern]

re•gion

(ˈri 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.
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.
[1300–50; < Anglo-French regiun < Latin regiō direction, line, boundary <regere to rule]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.region - the extended spatial location of somethingregion - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
location - a point or extent in space
atmosphere, air - the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"
biosphere - the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
depth - (usually plural) the deepest and most remote part; "from the depths of darkest Africa"; "signals received from the depths of space"
interplanetary space - the part of outer space within the solar system
interstellar space - the space between stars
heliosphere - the region inside the heliopause containing the sun and solar system
intergalactic space - the space between galaxies; "the Milky Way travels through intergalactic space"
deep space - any region in space outside the solar system
aerospace - the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole
zone - an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
belt - an elongated region where a specific condition or characteristic is found; "a belt of high pressure"
bottom - the lowest part of anything; "they started at the bottom of the hill"
county - (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government; "the county has a population of 12,345 people"
distance - a distant region; "I could see it in the distance"
Eden, heaven, paradise, Shangri-la, promised land, nirvana - any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
extremity - the outermost or farthest region or point
hell, hell on earth, hellhole, inferno, snake pit, the pits - any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";
inside, interior - the region that is inside of something
ionosphere - the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons
layer - a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
exterior, outside - the region that is outside of something
radius - a circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius; "they located it within a radius of 2 miles"
side - a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location; "they always sat on the right side of the church"; "he never left my side"
air - the region above the ground; "her hand stopped in mid air"; "he threw the ball into the air"
vacuity, vacuum - a region that is devoid of matter
top - the upper part of anything; "the mower cuts off the tops of the grass"; "the title should be written at the top of the first page"
zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
mansion, planetary house, sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, house - (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
Papua - the southeastern part of Papua New Guinea
Sind - a region of southeastern Pakistan
black hole - a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star; extremely high gravitational field
Edgeworth-Kuiper belt, Kuiper belt - a disk-shaped region of minor planets outside the orbit of Neptune
maria, mare - a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
2.region - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerveregion - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
erogenous zone - any area of the body especially sensitive to sexual stimulation
pressure point - an area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure; "you must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu"
hypochondrium - the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium
area of cardiac dullness - a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs
epigastrium - the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum)
fovea, fovea centralis - area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute
parafovea - area of the retina immediately surrounding the fovea
macula lutea, macular area, yellow spot, macula - a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
cortical area, cortical region - any of various regions of the cerebral cortex
perineum - the general region between the anus and the genital organs
side - either the left or right half of a body; "he had a pain in his side"
cleavage - the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts)
ring of color, areola - small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite
midriff, midsection, middle - the middle area of the human torso (usually in front); "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"
waist, waistline - the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
loins, pubes, pubic region - the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs
palm, thenar - the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
thenar - the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb
sole - the underside of the foot
half-moon, lunula, lunule - the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail
groin, inguen - the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals
quick - any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
3.region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
location - a point or extent in space
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
backwater - a place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring; "the country is an economic backwater"
breadbasket - a geographic region serving as the principal source of grain
theater of war, theatre of war - the entire land, sea, and air area that may become or is directly involved in war operations
field of operations, theater of operations, theatre of operations, theatre, theater, field - a region in which active military operations are in progress; "the army was in the field awaiting action"; "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"
zone of interior - the part of the theater of war not included in the theater of operations
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
demesne, domain, land - territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"
northland - any region lying in or toward the north
southland - any region lying in or toward the south
field - somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected; "anthropologists do much of their work in the field"
biogeographical region - an area of the Earth determined by distribution of flora and fauna
heartland - the central region of a country or continent; especially a region that is important to a country or to a culture
irredenta, irridenta - a region that is related ethnically or historically to one country but is controlled politically by another
antipodes - any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth; "the North Pole and the South Pole are antipodes"
terra incognita, unknown, unknown region - an unknown and unexplored region; "they came like angels out the unknown"
testing ground, laboratory - a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation; "the new nation is a testing ground for socioeconomic theories"; "Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism"
4.region - 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"
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
5.region - 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"
knowledge base, knowledge domain, domain - the content of a particular field of knowledge

region

noun
1. area, country, place, part, land, quarter, division, section, sector, district, territory, zone, province, patch, turf (U.S. slang), tract, expanse, locality a remote mountain region
in the region of
2. around, around, almost, nearing, nearly, approaching, close to, roughly, more or less, approximately There are still somewhere in the region of 18 million members.
3. vicinity, in the area of, in the range of, in the scope of, in the neighbourhood of, in the sphere of a series of battles in the region of Matebete

Administrative Regions

French regions  Alsace, Aquitaine, Auvergne, Basse-Normandie, Brittany, Burgundy, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Corsica, Franche-Comté, Haute-Normandie, Île-de-France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrénées, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pays de Loire, Picardie, Poitou-Charentes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Rhône-Alpes
French départements  Ain, Aisne, Allier, Alpes de Haute Provence, Alpes Maritimes, Ardèche, Ardennes, Ariège, Aube, Aude, Aveyron, Bas Rhin, Bouches du Rhône, Calvados, Cantal, Charente, Charente Maritime, Cher, Corrèze, Corse, Cote d'Or, Côtes du Nord, Creuse, Deux Sèvres, Dordogne, Doubs, Drôme, Essone, Eure, Eure et Loir, Finistère, Gard, Gayane, Gers, Gironde, Guadeloupe, Haut Rhin, Haute Garonne, Haute Loire, Haute Marne, Haute Savoie, Haute Vienne, Hautes Alpes, Hautes Pyrénées, Hauts de Seine, Hérault, Ille et Vilaine, Indre, Indre et Loire, Isère, Jura, Landes, Loir et Cher, Loire, Loire Atlantique, Loiret, Lot, Lot et Garonne, Lozère, Maine et Loire, Manche, Marne, Martinique, Mayenne, Meurthe et Moselle, Meuse, Morbihan, Moselle, Niveres, Nord, Oise, Orne, Paris, Pas de Calais, Puy de Dôme, Pyrénées Atlantiques, Pyrénées Orientales, Réunion, Rhône, Saône, Saône et Loire, Sarthe, Savoie, Seine et Marne, Seine Maritime, Seine Saint Denis, Somme, Tarn, Tarn et Garonne, Territoire de Belfort, Val d'Oise, Val de Marne, Var, Vaucluse, Vendée, Vienne, Vosges, Yonne, Yvelines
German states  Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia
Italian regions  Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicily, Trentino-Alto Adige, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle d'Aosta, Veneto
Italian provinces  Agrigento, Alessandria, Ancona, Aosta, Arezzo, Ascoli Piceno, Asti, Avellino, Bari, Belluno, Benevento, Bergamo, Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Brindisi, Cagliari, Caltanissetta, Campobasso, Caserta, Catania, Catanzaro, Chieti, Como, Cosenza, Cremona, Crotone, Cuneo, Enna, Ferrara, Firenze, Foggia, Forlì, Frosinone, Genova, Gorizia, Grosseto, Imperia, Isernia, L'Aquila, La Spezia, Latina, Lecce, Lecco, Livorno, Lodi, Lucca, Macerata, Mantova, Massa Carrara, Matera, Messina, Milano, Modena, Napoli, Novara, Nuoro, Oristano, Padova, Palermo, Parma, Pavia, Perugia, Pesaro, Pescara, Piacenza, Pisa, Pistoia, Pordenone, Potenza, Prato, Ragusa, Ravenna, Reggio di Calabria, Reggio Emilia, Rieti, Rimini, Roma, Rovigo, Salerno, Sassari, Savona, Siena, Siracusa, Sondrio, Taranto, Teramo, Terni, Torino, Trapani, Trento, Treviso, Trieste, Udine, Varese, Venezia, Verbania, Vercelli, Verona, Vibo Valentia, Vicenza, Viterbo, Repubblica di San Marino
Spanish regions  Andalucía, Aragón, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla-León, Catalonia, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra, Valencian Community, Ceuta, Melilla
Spanish provinces  Álava, Albacete, Alhucemas, Alicante, Almerìa, Asturias, Ávila, Badajoz, Balearics, Barcelona, Burgos, Cácares, Cádiz, Cantabria, Castellón, Chafarinas, Cordoba, Cuenca, Ceuta, Ciudad Real, Girona, Granada, Gualalajara, Guipúzcoa, Huelva, Huesca, Jaén, La Coruna, La Rioja, Las Palmas, León, Lleida, Lugo, Madrid, Málaga, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra, Orense, Palencia, Pontevedra, Salamanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Segovia, Sevilla, Soria, Tarragona, Teruel, Toledo, Valencia, Valladolid, Vélez de la Gomera, Vizcaya, Zamora, Zaragoza

region

noun
1. A part of the earth's surface:
2. A particular area used for or associated with a specific individual or activity:
Slang: turf.
Translations
إقْليمإقْلِيم
krajoblastregion
region
alue
regija
tájék
svæîi, umdæmi, héraî
地域
지역
regionasregioninisregiono mastu
apgabalsapkaime
región
pokrajina
region
เขต
khu vực

region

[ˈriːdʒən] N
1. [of country, human body] → región f, zona f
the densely populated coastal regionla región or zona costera densamente poblada
Asia and the Pacific regionAsia y la región del Pacífico
the pelvic regionla región or la zona pélvica
a pain in the region of my kidneysun dolor a la altura de los riñones
the regions (= provinces) → las provincias
2. (= field, sphere) → campo m
and here we enter a region of moral ambiguityy aquí entramos en un campo de ambigüedad moral
3. in the region of (= approximately) → aproximadamente, alrededor de
it will cost in the region of £6 millioncostará aproximadamente or alrededor de 6 millones de libras
I would say she's in the region of 40yo diría que ronda los 40, yo diría que tiene unos 40 años

region

[ˈriːdʒən] n
(= part of country) → région f
a remote mountainous region of Afghanistan → une région montagneuse éloignée d'Afghanistan
(= part of body) → région f
the frontal region of the brain → la région frontale du cerveau
in the region of sth (= about) → aux alentours de qch
It will cost in the region of six million pounds → Cela coûtera aux alentours de six millions de livres.

region

n (of country)Gebiet nt, → Region f (also TV); (Admin) → Bezirk m; (of body)Gegend f, → Region f; (of atmosphere, fig) → Bereich m; the lower regionsdie Unterwelt; (of charts, football league)die untere Hälfte; in the region of 5 kgum die 5 kg

region

[ˈriːdʒn] n (all senses) → regione f
in the region of 40 (fig) → circa 40, intorno a 40

region

(ˈriːdʒən) noun
a part of a country, the world etc. Do you know this region well?; in tropical regions.
ˈregional adjective
regional variations in speech.
ˈregionally adverb
in the region of
about; around; near. The cost of the new building will be somewhere in the region of $200,000.

region

إقْلِيم region region Region περιοχή región alue région regija regione 地域 지역 regio region region região область region เขต bölge khu vực 地域

re·gion

n. región, parte del cuerpo más o menos delimitada.

region

n región f