geographic region


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Noun1.geographic region - a demarcated area of the Earthgeographic region - 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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Multivariable analyses confirmed that sex, race, and geographic region were independent risk factors for SLE mortality and that race modified relationships among SLE mortality, sex, and geographic region.
org) compiled extensive evidence documenting marked variance in the delivery of medical services from one geographic region to another.
For MI patients, the choice between invasive management and more conservative medical management still depends more on cardiac catheterization rates in their geographic region than on their age, risk profile, or clinical presentation, said Therese A.
In addition, each geographic region and product group will have a vice president of sales reporting to the respective regional or product group manager.
This is a geographic region that includes six countries on the Asian mainland and five island countries.
The easy-to-use ElderCare Resource Guide--which is available to the public--allows users to select resources based on geographic region and then area of need.
In contrast to the patterns seen in humans (Figures 1 and 2A), a wide variety of bat rabies variants are implicated in the terrestrial mammal cases across a broad geographic area and largely correspond to the most common bat rabies virus variants in that geographic region (Figures 1 and 2B).
Children's environmental health programs have been handicapped by the difficulty in identifying specific sites that pose the greatest risks and exposure potential within a larger geographic region.
In addition to its overall third-place title, Burbank High scored first in the Super Quiz, first in its geographic region and had the most improved score from last year.
The survey details salary statistics by geographic region, industry sector, job function, gender, education level and age, comparing statistics for 2002 against those for previous years.
These isolates, which included both variola major and variola minor, were selected to represent the greatest diversity in date of collection and geographic region.

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