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noun re·gion \ˈrē-jən\

Simple Definition of region

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of region

  1. 1 :  an administrative area, division, or district; especially :  the basic administrative unit for local government in Scotland

  2. 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. 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. 4 :  a sphere of activity or interest :  field

  5. 5 :  any of the zones into which the atmosphere is divided according to height or the sea according to depth

  6. 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 in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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

Rhymes with region



REGION Defined for Kids

region

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noun re·gion \ˈrē-jən\

Definition of region for Students

  1. 1 :  an area having no definite boundaries <darker regions of the night sky>

  2. 2 :  a broad geographic area

  3. 3 :  vicinity 1 <He felt pain in the region of the heart.>




Medical Dictionary

region

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noun re·gion \ˈrē-jən\

Medical Definition of region

  1. 1:  any of the major subdivisions into which the body or one of its parts is divisible <the nine regions of the abdomen>

  2. 2:  an indefinite area surrounding a specified body part <a pain in the region of the heart>





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