zonation

noun
zo·​na·​tion | \ zō-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce zonation (audio) \

Definition of zonation

1 : structure or arrangement in zones
2 : distribution of kinds of organisms in biogeographic zones

Examples of zonation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The main means of defining the hazard from lava flow invasion, and fine-tuning the hazard zonation and the vulnerability of the Etnean area at very high resolution, is computer simulation of lava flows. Erik Klemetti, WIRED, 20 Aug. 2010

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'zonation.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of zonation

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for zonation

zone entry 1 + -ation

Learn More About zonation

Time Traveler for zonation

Time Traveler

The first known use of zonation was in 1898

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near zonation

zonate

zonation

zonda

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for zonation

Cite this Entry

“Zonation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zonation. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on zonation

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about zonation

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!