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To calculate the area of a rectangle, multiply the length by the width. The area of this rectangle is 50 square feet.


1. A roughly bounded part of the space on a surface; a region: a farming area; the New York area.
2. A surface, especially an open, unoccupied piece of ground: a landing area; a playing area.
3. A distinct part or section, as of a building, set aside for a specific function: a storage area in the basement.
4. A division of experience, activity, or knowledge; a field: studies in the area of finance; a job in the health-care area.
5. An open, sunken space next to a building; an areaway.
6. Abbr. A The extent of a planar region or of the surface of a solid measured in square units.

[Latin ārea, open space; possibly akin to ārēre, to be dry; see arid.]

ar′e·al adj.
ar′e·al·ly adv.
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Adj.1.areal - of or relating to or involving an area
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Throughout the volume Zvelebil's abiding commitment to areal linguistics, a commitment that he attributes to the influence of Murray Emeneau to whom the volume is dedicated, and his deep interest in the culture, especially the oral verbal art, of the Nilgiri dwellers are fully apparent, and these twin themes should capture the interest of many outside the rather rarified field of Nilgiri studies.
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