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gray area

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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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