areal

adjective
ar·​e·​al | \ ˈer-ē-əl How to pronounce areal (audio) , ˈā-rē-əl \

Definition of areal

: of, relating to, or involving an area The figure of merit for a disk technology is its areal density: the number of data bits reliably stored per unit area of the magnetic surface.— Stuart S. P. Parkin … there is a need to develop a methodology to define neighborhood in terms of comparable areal units as a health analytic.— Wayne Gearey

Other Words from areal

areally \ ˈer-​ē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce areal (audio) , ˈā-​rē-​ə-​ \ adverb
It gave analytical significance to material culture traits, described and classified areally, by permitting their correlation with identifiable cultures. — Michael Solot

First Known Use of areal

1676, in the meaning defined above

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“Areal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/areal. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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