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area

surface, extent, or range: He combed the area for evidence.
Not to be confused with:
aria – a melody; a solo as in an opera: Her aria was beautifully sung.
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area
To calculate the area of a rectangle, multiply the length by the width. The area of this rectangle is 50 square feet.

ar·e·a

(âr′ē-ə)
n.
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.]

area

(ˈɛərɪə)
n
1. any flat, curved, or irregular expanse of a surface
2. (Mathematics)
a. the extent of a two-dimensional surface enclosed within a specified boundary or geometric figure: the area of Ireland; the area of a triangle.
b. the two-dimensional extent of the surface of a solid, or of some part thereof, esp one bounded by a closed curve: the area of a sphere.
3. a section, portion, or part: an area of the body; an area of the sky.
4. region; district; locality: a mountainous area.
5.
a. a geographical division of administrative responsibility
b. (as modifier): area manager.
6. a part or section, as of a building, town, etc, having some specified function or characteristic: reception area; commercial area; slum area.
7. Also called: areaway a sunken area, usually enclosed, giving light, air, and sometimes access to a cellar or basement
8. the range, extent, or scope of anything
9. a subject field or field of study
10. any unoccupied or unused flat open piece of ground
11. the ground on which a building stands, or the ground surrounding a building
12. (Anatomy) anatomy any of the various regions of the cerebral cortex
13. (Computer Science) computing any part of a computer memory assigned to store data of a specified type
[C16: from Latin: level ground, open space, threshing-floor; related to ārēre to be dry]
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ar•e•a

(ˈɛər i ə)

n., pl. ar•e•as.
1. an extent of space or surface: the dark areas in the painting.
2. a geographical region: the Chicago area.
3. a section reserved for a specific function: the dining area.
4. extent; range; scope: embraced the whole area of science.
5. field; sphere: new areas of interest.
6. a piece of unoccupied ground.
7. the yard attached to or surrounding a house.
9. the quantitative measure of a plane or curved surface; two-dimensional extent.
[1530–40; < Latin: level ground, open space in a town, perhaps akin to ārēre to be dry. See arid]

ar·e·a

(âr′ē-ə)
The extent of a surface or plane figure as measured in square units.
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area

noun
1. region, land, quarter, division, sector, district, stretch, territory, zone, plot, province, patch, neighbourhood, sphere, turf (U.S. slang), realm, domain, tract, locality, neck of the woods (informal) the large number of community groups in the area
2. You will notice that your baby has two soft areas on its head.
3. range, reach, size, sweep, extent, scope, sphere, domain, width, compass, breadth, parameters (informal), latitude, expanse, radius, ambit Although large in area, the flat did not have many rooms.
4. She wanted to be involved in every area of my life.
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area

noun
1. A part of the earth's surface:
2. A surrounding site:
3. A rather small part of a geographic unit considered in regard to its inhabitants or distinctive characteristics:
district, neighborhood, quarter (often uppercase).
4. A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest:
Slang: bag.
Translations
مَساحَهمِنْطَقَةمَنْطِقَه
oblastplocharozlohaúzemívýměra
områdeareal
alue
područje
flatarmálsvæîi

구역
dalisplotasrajonasvietovė
apgabalslaukumsplatībarajonszona
površinapredelobmočje
områdearea
บริเวณ
khu vực

area

[ˈɛərɪə]
A. N
1. (= surface measure) →
the lake is 130 square miles in areael lago tiene 130 millas cuadradas de superficie or de extensión, el lago se extiende sobre una superficie or área de 130 millas cuadradas
2. (= region) [of country] → zona f, región f; [of city] → zona f (Admin, Pol) → zona f, área f
in mountainous areas of Europe and Asia
an area of outstanding natural beautyuna zona de una belleza natural excepcional
an area of high unemploymentuna zona con un alto índice de desempleo
the London areala zona or el área de Londres
rural/urban areaszonas fpl rurales/urbanas
3. (= extent, patch) → zona f
the blast caused damage over a wide areala explosión causó daños en una extensa zona
there is an area of wasteland behind the houses
when applying the cream avoid the area around the eyes
4. (= space) → zona f
communal area
dining area
picnic area
play area
reception area
slum areabarrio m bajo
waiting areazona f de espera
5. (Sport) (also penalty area) →
6. (Brit) (= basement courtyard) →
7. (= sphere) [of knowledge] → campo m, terreno m; [of responsibility] →
I am not a specialist in this areano soy especialista en este campo or terreno
area of studycampo m de estudio
that is not my area of competenceeso no es competencia mía
it affects all areas of our livesafecta a todos los sectores de nuestra vida
it's a potential area of concern
there are still some areas of disagreementaún existen discrepancias sobre algunos puntos
one of the problem areas is lax security
B. CPD area code N (US) (Telec) → prefijo m (local), código m territorial
area manager Njefe/a m/f de zona
area office N
area representative N
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area

[ˈɛəriə] n
(= region) → ; (smaller)
the London area →
She lives in the Paris area →
My favourite area of Paris is Montmartre
BUT Montmartre est le quartier de Paris que je préfère.
in the London area →
in my/your area → dans mon/votre quartier
(= part) → zone f
Apply cream to the affected area → Appliquer la pommade sur la zone à traiter.
the soft areas of a baby's head
BUT les parties molles du crâne d'un bébé.
(for specific use) a picnic area → une aire de pique-nique
the dining area →
the sleeping area →
Gatwick airport's luggage area → la zone de livraison des bagages de l'aéroport de Gatwick
(fig)
His interest lies in the area of literature → Il s'intéresse au domaine de la littérature.

The field has an area of 1500m² →
to occupy an area of 50km² → occuper une superficie de 50 km²
50km² in area → 50 km² de superficiearea code n (for phonecall)area manager ndirecteur/trice m/f régional(e)area of outstanding natural beauty n
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area

n
(measure) → Fläche f; 20 sq metres (Brit) or meters (US) in areaeine Fläche von 20 Quadratmetern
(= region, district)Gebiet nt; (= neighbourhood, vicinity)Gegend f; (separated off, piece of ground etc) → Areal nt, → Gelände nt; (on plan, diagram etc) → Bereich m; (= slum area, residential area, commercial area)Viertel nt, → Gebiet nt; this is not a very nice area to live indies ist keine besonders gute Wohngegend; in the areain der Nähe; do you live in the area?wohnen Sie hier (in der Gegend)?; in the area of the stationin der Bahnhofsgegend; the thief is believed to be still in the areaman nimmt an, dass sich der Dieb noch in der Umgebung aufhält; in the London areaim Raum London, im Londoner Raum; protected/prohibited/industrial areaSchutz-/Sperr-/Industriegebiet nt; drying/dispatch areaTrocken-/Verteilerzone f; dining/sleeping areaEss-/Schlafbereich or -platz m; no smoking/recreation areaNichtraucher-/Erholungszone f; we use this corner as a discussion areawir benutzen diese Ecke für Diskussionen; the goal area (Ftbl) → der Torraum; the (penalty) area (esp Brit Ftbl) → der Strafraum; this area is for directors’ carsdieser Platz ist für Direktorenwagen vorgesehen; you must keep out of this areadieses Gebiet darf nicht betreten werden; this area must be kept cleardiesen Platz frei halten; the public were told to keep well away from the area; a mountainous areaeine bergige Gegend; mountainous areasBergland nt; a wooded areaein Waldstück nt; (larger) → ein Waldgebiet nt; desert areasWüstengebiete pl; the infected areas of the lungsdie befallenen Teile or (smaller) → Stellen der Lunge; the patchy areas on the walldie fleckigen Stellen an der Wand; the additional message area on an air letterder Raum für zusätzliche Mitteilungen auf einem Luftpostbrief; the sterling areadie Sterlingzone
(fig)Bereich m; areas of uncertainty/agreementBereiche, in denen Unklarheit/Übereinstimmung besteht; his area of responsibilitysein Verantwortungsbereich m; area of interest/studyInteressen-/Studiengebiet nt; a sum in the area of £100eine Summe um die £ 100
(Brit: = basement courtyard) → Vorplatz m

area

:
area bombing
nFlächenbombardierungen pl
area code
n (Telec) → Vorwahl(nummer) f, → Ortskennzahl f
area command
nGebiets- or Abschnittskommandantur f
area manager
nBezirks- or Gebietsleiter m
area office
nBezirksbüro nt
areaway
n (US)
Vorplatz m
(= passage)Durchgang m, → Passage f
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area

[ˈɛərɪə] n
a. (surface extent) → (Geom) → area
b. (region) → zona; (district) →
the London area → la zona di Londra
c. (fig) (of knowledge) → campo; (of responsibility) → sfera
matters outside my area of responsibility → questioni che esulano dalla mia competenza
in the area of £5,000 → sulle or intorno alle 5.000 sterline
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area

(ˈeəriə) noun
1. the extent or size of a flat surface. This garden is twelve square metres in area.
2. a place; part (of a town etc). Do you live in this area?
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area

oblast område alue područje 地域 구역 område บริเวณ khu vực
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area

n área, zona, región f, parte f
References in classic literature ?
Do you notice the general configuration of the two areas? Where the oceans are upon the outer crust, is land here.
Her mighty land areas breathed unfettered free-dom.
Perhaps because in that direction lay the least known areas of Barsoom, and, ergo, Romance, Mystery, and Adventure.
Keeling Island -- Singular appearance -- Scanty Flora -- Transport of Seeds -- Birds and Insects -- Ebbing and flowing Springs -- Fields of dead Coral -- Stones transported in the roots of Trees -- Great Crab -- Stinging Corals -- Coral eating Fish -- Coral Formations -- Lagoon Islands, or Atolls -- Depth at which reef-building Corals can live -- Vast Areas interspersed with low Coral Islands -- Subsidence of their foundations -- Barrier Reefs -- Fringing Reefs -- Conversion of Fringing Reefs into Barrier Reefs, and into Atolls -- Evidence of changes in Level -- Breaches in Barrier Reefs -- Maldiva Atolls, their peculiar structure -- Dead and submerged Reefs -- Areas of subsidence and elevation -- Distribution of Volcanoes -- Subsidence slow, and vast in amount
Thus it will be in nature; for within a confined area, with some place in its polity not so perfectly occupied as might be, natural selection will always tend to preserve all the individuals varying in the right direction, though in different degrees, so as better to fill up the unoccupied place.
The gray light, the gloomy little area of dark grass, surrounded by its border of brush, beyond which the pines rose, in breathing silence, apparently into the very clouds, and the deathlike stillness of the vast forest, were all in unison to deepen such a sensation.
The new rule severely restricts plane area and lift alike.
It comprises a sunken area of extreme tropical heat, and is inhabited by a nation of red men varying but little in manners, customs, and appearance from the balance of the red men of Barsoom.
And as he talked, with just a waver for a moment, his gaze lifted above Daughtry's eyes to the area of forehead just above and between the eyes.
All the disagreeable recollections of the morning were thick upon her, when Tom, whose displeasure toward her had been considerably refreshed by her foolish trick of causing him to upset his cowslip wine, said, "Here, Lucy, you come along with me," and walked off to the area where the toads were, as if there were no Maggie in existence.
Like most old fashioned pulpits, it was a very lofty one, and since a regular stairs to such a height would, by its long angle with the floor, seriously contract the already small area of the chapel, the architect, it seemed, had acted upon the hint of Father Mapple, and finished the pulpit without a stairs, substituting a perpendicular side ladder, like those used in mounting a ship from a boat at sea.
Save for such, that big area of common was silent and desolate, and the charred bodies lay about on it all night under the stars, and all the next day.

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