region

noun
re·​gion | \ ˈrē-jən How to pronounce region (audio) \

Definition of region

1 : an administrative area, division, or district especially : the basic administrative unit for local government in Scotland
2a : 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
3a : 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

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Examples of region in a Sentence

The bird returns to this region every year. He's the company sales manager for the entire Southwest region. She has a pain in the lower back region. attempts to go outside of London and stimulate cultural life in the regions
Recent Examples on the Web This month, state researchers reported that the county’s population declined by 70,114 in 2021, which might suggest that people moving out of the region would free up apartments. Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 Multiple-offer scenarios and bidding wars remain common, especially in more desirable parts of the region. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2022 The governor of the Lviv region, Maksym Kozytskyy, said Russian strikes targeted railroad and military facilities around Yavoriv, west of the city. Oleksandr Stashevskyi And Ciaran Mcquillan, Anchorage Daily News, 17 May 2022 The governor of the Lviv region, Maksym Kozytskyy, said Russian strikes targeted railroad and military facilities around Yavoriv, west of the city. Oleksandr Stashevskyi And Ciaran Mcquillan, Chicago Tribune, 17 May 2022 At least 90 percent of the region is in Russian hands, according to Clark of the Institute for the Study of War. Laris Karklis, Washington Post, 17 May 2022 The eastern city of Sievierdonetsk came under heavy shelling that killed at least 10 people, said Serhiy Haidai, the governor of the Luhansk region. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 17 May 2022 The digital and tech industries of this region have enjoyed an enormous boom over the last few years. Roman Kumar Vyas, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Accommodations aside, the estate is set in one of the most prestigious and protected areas of the region. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 16 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of region

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for region

Middle English regioun, from Anglo-French regiun, from Latin region-, regio line, direction, area, from regere to direct

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The first known use of region was in the 14th century

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20 May 2022

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“Region.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/region. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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region

noun
re·​gion | \ ˈrē-jən How to pronounce region (audio) \

Kids Definition of region

1 : an area having no definite boundaries darker regions of the night sky
2 : a broad geographic area
3 : vicinity sense 1 He felt pain in the region of the heart.

region

noun
re·​gion | \ ˈrē-jən How to pronounce region (audio) \

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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