region

13 ENTRIES FOUND:

re·gion

noun \ˈrē-jən\

: a part of a country, of the world, etc., that is different or separate from other parts in some way

: a place on your body : an area that is near a specified part of your body

the regions : the parts of a country that are not close to the capital city

Full Definition of REGION

1
:  an administrative area, division, or district; especially :  the basic administrative unit for local government in Scotland
2
a :  an indefinite area of the world or universe
b :  a broad geographic area distinguished by similar features
c (1) :  a major world area that supports a characteristic fauna
(2) :  an area characterized by the prevalence of one or more vegetational climax types
3
a :  any of the major subdivisions into which the body or one of its parts is divisible
b :  an indefinite area surrounding a specified body part <a pain in the region of the heart>
4
:  a sphere of activity or interest :  field
5
:  any of the zones into which the atmosphere is divided according to height or the sea according to depth
6
:  an open connected set together with none, some, or all of the points on its boundary <a simple closed curve divides a plane into two regions>

Examples of REGION

  1. The bird returns to this region every year.
  2. He's the company sales manager for the entire Southwest region.
  3. She has a pain in the lower back region.
  4. attempts to go outside of London and stimulate cultural life in the regions

Origin of REGION

Middle English regioun, from Anglo-French regiun, from Latin region-, regio line, direction, area, from regere to direct
First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with REGION

re·gion

noun \ˈrē-jən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REGION

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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