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
This is strange because Uganda has one of the most progressive refugee policies in the region.
Many train stations in the region double as shelters, and most large buildings have underground parking garages where people fleeing artillery attacks can seek cover.
Mosul’s university, once home to the region’s best engineering college, lies destroyed and abandoned.
Depending upon the region, the beverage was sweetened with molasses or maple syrup.
Porto Heli, situated in the rich agricultural region of Argolida, is a foodie paradise and locavore's dream.
The Miz also hails from Ohio...and has made quite a mark in the pro wrestling field...and his dad has a best sub in the region. Wrestlers.
Two Japanese workers died, neighboring towns were contaminated with radiation, and industries essential to the region’s economy were disrupted.
SÃO PAULO—Brazilian sugar mills in the country’s center-south region crushed more cane in the first half of June compared with a year earlier, according to industry group Unica.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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
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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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