region meaning

[ 'ri:dʒən ] Pronunciation:   "region" in a sentence
  • Noun: region  reejun
    1. The extended spatial location of something
      "the farming regions of France"; "regions of outer space"
      - part 
    2. A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
      "in the abdominal region"
      - area 
    3. A large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
      "penguins inhabit the polar regions" 
    4. The approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in 'in the region of')
      "it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job"
      - neighborhood [US], neighbourhood [Brit, Cdn] 
    5. A knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
      "here we enter the region of opinion"
      - realm

    Derived forms: regions

    See also: regional

    Type of: body part, domain, indefinite quantity, knowledge base, knowledge domain, location

    Encyclopedia: Region

  • [Business]
    noun [C]

    a large area of land such as a part of the world or one of the areas that a country is divided into:

    The Kansai region contributes 19% of Japan's GDP.

    the economic downturn in the Asia-Pacific region

    regional // adjective [usually before noun]:

    regional airports/banks/offices

    She's now a regional manager looking after 10 stores.

    regionally // adverb


    in the region of

    used when you are giving a number, price, etc. to show that it is not exact:

    He earns somewhere in the region of €50 000.


  • [Medicine]
    1 : any of the major subdivisions into which the body or one of its parts is divisible ‹the nine regions of the abdomen›
    2 : an indefinite area surrounding a specified body part ‹a pain in the region of the heart›


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  1. this region is within the province of liaoning.
  2. a perpetual malaria reigns in this region.
  3. you can get it in the region of 50 yuan.
  4. a craze is a thin platelike region.
  5. the back muscles of the thoracic region are thinner.

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