geographic area

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Noun1.geographic area - a demarcated area of the Earthgeographic area - a demarcated area of the Earth  
territory, soil - the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"
dependency, colony - a geographical area politically controlled by a distant country
semidesert - a region much like a desert but usually located between a desert and the surrounding regions
narco-state - an area that has been taken over and is controlled and corrupted by drug cartels and where law enforcement is effectively nonexistent; "this Mexican town has become a narco-state that ships 100 pounds of cocaine to the United States every day"
place, property - any area set aside for a particular purpose; "who owns this place?"; "the president was concerned about the property across from the White House"
catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin, river basin, watershed, basin - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet; "flood control in the Missouri basin"
purlieu, environs - an outer adjacent area of any place
geographical zone, zone - any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
environs, surround, surroundings, environment - the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
dust bowl - a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s
hemisphere - half of the terrestrial globe
hot spot, hotspot - a place of political unrest and potential violence; "the United States cannot police all of the world's hot spots"
panhandle - a relatively narrow strip of land projecting from some larger area; "Wheeling is located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia"
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
rural area, country - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
sphere of influence, sphere - the geographical area in which one nation is very influential
field - a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found; "the diamond fields of South Africa"
settlement - an area where a group of families live together
populated area, urban area - a geographical area constituting a city or town
wild, wilderness - a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"
killing field - (usually plural) an area where many people have died (usually by massacre or genocide during war or violent civil disturbance)
northern Europe - the northernmost countries of Europe
French region - a geographical subdivision of France
Baltic Republic, Baltic State - European countries bordering the Baltic Sea
Colony - one of the 13 British colonies that formed the original states of the United States
Dar al-Islam, House of Islam - areas where Muslims are in the majority
Dar al-harb, House of War - areas where Muslims are in the minority and are persecuted
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The 2012 Economic Census concludes the Geographic Area Series today for the following sectors:
Micro/SME~s will be encouraged to tender for the lower value banded work stream 1 (Project Value: 3 000 GBP-250 000 GBP) in 1 or 2 adjoining geographic area Lots.
Members: The Board shall be comprised of one representative from each Section, Division, and Special Interest Group in the geographic area defined in Policy 026--SPE Europe Geographic Area.
Homesite can also better understand exposure and concentration in any given geographic area.
Geographic Area Served: LaPorte and surrounding community
Findings allow your firm to benchmark its practices and performance against other firms by geographic area, size of firm, compensation levels and profitability.
The boards are intended to be skills-based and not necessarily representational of a specific stakeholder group or geographic area.
These windows can be visualized as a set of thousands or even millions of overlapping "cylinders" within the geographic area in question, each varying in the amount of territory and length of time it covers.
Gray Davis signed in October 2001, the agency was allowed to operate at retail within a small geographic area and not through an intermediary.
The Congress asked GAO to review operational and programmatic aspects of the Census Bureau's ACS that will affect the reliability of small geographic area data.
The guidance urges field auditors to take several factors into account, including conformity with compensation practices of other firms a) of the same size; b) in the same industry; and c) in the same geographic area.
In bird watching, The Big Year is a 365-day-long solo event in which participants travel throughout a specific geographic area.