Definition of Region

1. Noun. The extended spatial location of something. "Regions of outer space"




2. Noun. A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve. "In the abdominal region"

3. Noun. A large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth. "Penguins inhabit the polar regions"

4. Noun. The approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in 'in the region of'). "The price is in the neighborhood of $100"
Exact synonyms: Neighborhood
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity

5. Noun. A knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about. "The realm of the occult"
Exact synonyms: Realm
Generic synonyms: Domain, Knowledge Base, Knowledge Domain

Definition of Region

1. n. One of the grand districts or quarters into which any space or surface, as of the earth or the heavens, is conceived of as divided; hence, in general, a portion of space or territory of indefinite extent; country; province; district; tract.

Definition of Region

1. Noun. Any considerable and connected part of a space or surface; specifically, a tract of land or sea of considerable but indefinite extent; a country; a district; in a broad sense, a place without special reference to location or extent but viewed as an entity for geographical, social or cultural reasons. ¹

2. Noun. An administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country or the European Union. ¹

3. Noun. (historical) Such a division of the city of Rome and of the territory about Rome, of which the number varied at different times; a district, quarter, or ward. ¹

4. Noun. (figuratively) The inhabitants of a region or district of a country. ¹

5. Noun. (anatomy) A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated. ¹

6. Noun. (obsolete) Place; rank; station; dignity. ¹

7. Noun. (obsolete) The space from the earth's surface out to the orbit of the moon: properly called the elemental region. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Region

1. an administrative area or division [n -S]

Medical Definition of Region

1. A plane area with more or less definite boundaries. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Region Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Region

regio umbilicalis
regio urogenitalis
regio vertebralis
regio zygomatica
regiochemical
regiochemically
regiochemistry
regiocontrol
regiocontrolled
regiodefined
regioisomer
regioisomeric
regioisomers
regiolect
regiolects
region (current term)
region-free
region code
region free
region of interest
region of olfactory mucosa
region of respiratory mucosa
regional
regional anaesthesia
regional anatomy
regional anesthesia
regional eneteritis
regional enteritis
regional enterocolitis
regional granulomatous lymphadenitis

Literary usage of Region

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1905)
"THE primate pectoral region offers peculiar conditions both as regards the ontogeny of the pectoral muscles and the development of the ventral thoracic wall ..."

2. Livestock Products in the Third World: Past Trends and Projections to 1990 by J. S. Sarma, Patrick Yeung (1985)
"Number of livestock in the world, by country group and region, 197 9 16 3. ... Growth of population and production of livestock products, by region, ..."

3. The Iron Ores of Lake Superior: Containing Some Facts of Interest Relating by Crowell & Murray (1920)
"... I. THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE LAKE SUPERIOR region The early history of the Lake Superior iron ore region has been written by many able historians, ..."

4. The Iron Ores of Lake Superior: Containing Some Facts of Interest Relating by Crowell & Murray (1920)
"... I. THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE LAKE SUPERIOR region The early history of the Lake Superior iron ore region has been written by many able historians, ..."

5. Bulletin by Kentucky Geological Survey (1912)
"The area is notable as including the Caseyville-De- koven region in which Dr. Owen ... The region examined includes the entire area of Union county and ..."

6. History of the American Civil War by John William Draper (1870)
"The central region of the Confederacy was conquered, and a secure lodgment made at Chattanooga, the portal through the Alleghany Mountains. ..."

7. Report on the Geological Survey of the State of Iowa, to the Thirteenth by Iowa Geological Survey, Charles Abiathar White (1870)
"The middle region of Western Iowa embraces that portion of the State ... This region is traversed nearly centrally in a north and south direction by the ..."

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