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
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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