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1. (Sociology) (in Britain) a region in which unemployment is relatively high
2. an area or part of something existing between two extremes and having mixed characteristics of both
3. an area, situation, etc, lacking clearly defined characteristics
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Noun1.grey 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..."
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grey area

n (fig) → punto oscuro
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While remaining firm in his belief that the variants added were not provided to fill in gaps or lapses in continuity, Tournon acknowledges that he may have overlooked incongruities or neglected to point out gray areas or shades of meaning in the interest of reinforcing his systematic approach to the additions.