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Noun: area  eh-ree-u
  1. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
    "it was a mountainous area";
    - country
  2. A subject of study
    "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
  3. A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
    "in the abdominal area";
    - region
  4. A particular environment or walk of life
    "it was a closed area of employment";
    - sphere, domain, orbit, field, arena
  5. A part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
    "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
  6. The extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
    "it was about 500 square feet in area"; "the area of a rectangle";
    - expanse, surface area

Derived forms: areas

Type of: body part, construction, environment, extent, issue, matter, region, structure, subject, topic

Encyclopedia: Area