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 universeb : a broad geographic area distinguished by similar featuresc (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 divisibleb : 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 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 of region from the web
Then, in 2015, the South Coast Air Quality Management District detected the region’s highest concentrations of fine particulate matter at a new monitoring station 30 feet from the 60 Freeway in Ontario.
Dedicated to John Alexander and the late Walter Anderson, the exhibit would explore the differing ways the region inspired the two artists.
The 16th century church holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier, a Jesuit missionary credited with converting thousands throughout the region.
But other countries in the region have been badly affected by the drought as well, including Zimbabwe, which probably has a shortfall of about 1.3 million tons, Mr. Sihlobo said.
According to Jacqueline Chandler, a spokeswoman for FEMA's Region 6, which includes Texas, there are 645,911 policyholders in the state, and of those, 61,417 receive subsidies, or less than 10 percent.
Big Hill rises 1,100 feet above sea level in a region dominated by a sea of low, rolling brush.
Here, two hours west of San Juan, there is none of that, just a jungly region of sinkholes, ravines, and some of the most amazing caves on the planet.
Perhaps the most troublesome case of resistance in this area is that of the codling moth, which is now resistant to DDT in practically all of the world’s apple-growing regions.
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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
REGION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of region for English Language Learners
: 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
REGION Defined for Kids
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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