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area meaning

[ 'eəriə ] Pronunciation:   "area" in a sentence
  • Noun: area  ehreeu
    1. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
      "it was a mountainous area"
      - country 
    2. A subject of study
      "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..." 
    3. A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
      - region 
    4. A particular environment or walk of life
      "it was a closed area of employment"
      - sphere, domain, orbit, field, arena 
    5. A part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
      "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants" 
    6. The extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
      "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"
      - expanse, surface area

    Derived forms: areas

    See also: areal

    Type of: body part, construction, environment, extent, issue, matter, region, structure, subject, topic

    Encyclopedia: Area


  • [Architecture]
    1.

    Measurement of surface within specified boundaries.

    2.

    Space either within or outside a structure or location, designated for a specific purpose, as recreation and/or parking area.

    3.

    An uninterrupted interior space.

    4.

    An areaway.

    5.

    The cross-sectional area of steel reinforcement.


  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [C]

    ASSISTED AREA, CATCHMENT AREA, CORE AREA, DEVELOPMENT AREA, DOLLAR AREA, EURO AREA, SALES AREA

    1

    a part of a town, a country or the world:

    an industrial/residential area

    She has been appointed area manager for south Wales.

    We hope to develop our business activities in the Toronto area.

    TERRITORY (1)

    2

    part of a room, building or particular space that is used for a special purpose:

    a parking area

    the hotel reception area

    3

    a particular subject or activity, or an aspect of it:

    the areas of training and development

    Solar energy is one of our core business areas.

    My area of expertise (= what I have expert knowledge of and skill in) is computer-aided design.

    The big growth area in recent years has been in biotechnology.

    The company has recently expanded into new areas of business.

    Taxation is a very complex area of law.

    TERRITORY (2)


  • [Medicine]
    n : a part of the cerebral cortex having a particular function —see ASSOCIATION AREA, MOTOR AREA, SENSORY AREA

Examples

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  1. we have been withdrawn from the danger area.
  2. the aggregate size determines the area.
  3. this area is most suitable for growing wheat.
  4. the aggregate size determines the area.
  5. all bark within this area are cut away.

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