zo·​na·​tion zō-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce zonation (audio)
: structure or arrangement in zones
: distribution of kinds of organisms in biogeographic zones

Examples of zonation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the seismic zonation map of India, the whole of Jammu and Kashmir, which lies close to the Himalayas, comes under Zone IV and is also ecologically sensitive. Manish Kumar, Quartz, 20 Feb. 2023 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

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Word History


zone entry 1 + -ation

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of zonation was in 1898

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“Zonation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zonation. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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