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climatic zones
A. North Frigid Zone
B. North Temperate Zone
C. Torrid Zone
D. South Temperate Zone
E. South Frigid Zone


a. An area or a region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic.
b. A section of an area or territory established for a specific purpose, as a section of a city restricted to a particular type of building, enterprise, or activity: a residential zone.
c. An area of a given radius within which a uniform rate is charged, as for transportation or shipping.
a. Any of the five regions of the surface of the earth that are loosely divided according to prevailing climate and latitude, including the tropics, the North and South Temperate Zones, and the North and South Polar Regions.
b. A similar division on any other planet.
c. Mathematics A portion of a sphere bounded by the intersections of two parallel planes with the sphere.
3. Ecology An area characterized by distinct physical conditions and supporting a particular type of flora and fauna.
4. Anatomy A ringlike or cylindrical growth or structure.
5. Geology A region or stratum distinguished by composition or content.
6. Sports A zone defense.
7. Archaic A belt or girdle.
tr.v. zoned, zon·ing, zones
1. To divide or designate into zones.
2. To surround or encircle.
Phrasal Verbs:
zone in
To focus or concentrate on something.
zone out Informal
To lose concentration or become inattentive.
in the zone
Informal In a state of focused attention or energy so that one's performance is enhanced: a goalie who was in the zone throughout the playoffs.

[Middle English, one of the encircling regions of the earth, from Latin zōna, girdle, celestial zone, from Greek zōnē.]

zon′al (zō′nəl) adj.
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(ˈzəʊnəl) or less commonly


of, relating to, or of the nature of a zone
ˈzonally adv
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(ˈzoʊn l)

also zon′ar•y,

1. of or pertaining to a zone or zones.
2. of the nature of a zone.
zon′al•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.zonal - relating to or of the nature of a zonezonal - relating to or of the nature of a zone; "the zonal frontier"
2.zonal - associated with or divided into zoneszonal - associated with or divided into zones; "a zonal pattern of cell structure"; "zonal division"
azonal - not divided into zones; "azonal heating"
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[ˈzəʊnl] ADJzonal
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adjZonen-, zonal; zonal boundaryZonengrenze f
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[ˈzəʊnl] adjzonale
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Figure 4 shows the time-averaged zonally averaged zonal winds (east-west) produced by this test case.
Summary of immunohistochemical tests: Marker Description p63 Diffusely positive in tumor cells EMA Zonally positive in tumor CK7 Zonally positive in tumor CEA Positive in rare tumor cells Bcl-2 Positive in some tumor cells ER Weakly positive in rare tumor cells GCDFP15 Negative EMA=epithelial membrane antigen, CK7=cytokeratin 7, CEA=Carcinoembryonic antigen, Bcl-2= B-cell lymphoma-2 marker, ER=estrogen receptor; GCDFP15= Gross cystic disease fluid protein 15
The expression of CD44v6 existence was considered if the positive staining of CD44v6 was located on cytomembrane and distributed linearly or zonally in brownish yellow or brown.
Analysing the match further, Mourinho said: "Manchester Unitedin the first match, zonally, they occupied that central area very well.
"Sometimes he'll speak to me individually and he'll tell me how he wants me to play in terms of positioning, whether it be zonally or whether he wants me to mark a man or play at the back of the midfield.
The big mistake Mickey Harte made in last year's All-Ireland semi-final was defending zonally rather than going man on man.
During the northern winter, SST isotherms over the Caribbean and the ETPac are mostly zonally distributed, with values usually below 28-29 [degrees]C, except in the central ETPac, and to the west of Central America, where there is a maximum of SST throughout the year.
To accomplish this, other strategies should be implemented such as the incorporation of zonally harvested chondrocytes or zonal distribution of tissue-inductive cues (Fujie et al., 2015; Schuurman et al., 2015).
The monthly climatology of CAPE, CIN, and Omega (Figures 7-9, resp.) was generated for 01:00 LST, 07:00 LST, 13:00 LST, and 19:00 LST for the area between 82[degrees]W and 76[degrees]W and zonally averaged from 0[degrees] to 4[degrees]S.
I feel like I can get a few goals this season with his crosses - especially when teams are marking zonally as well."
Marking zonally, Alfie Mawson - who had missed by inches at a corner chance of his own at the first-half - was helpless as Lascelles got a free run and jump to beat Lukasz Fabianski with 14 minutes to go.
The principal tensile stress is zonally distributed at the edge of the protective layer of the concrete.