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  1. ar·e·a
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: area, plural noun: areas

    • noun

      a region or part of a town, a country, or the world:

      a space allocated for a specific use:

    • noun

      an area in which a major disaster has recently occurred:

      a place, situation, person, or activity regarded as chaotic, ineffectual, or failing in some fundamental respect:

    • noun

      the area from which rainfall flows into a river, lake, or reservoir.

      the area of a city, town, etc., from which a hospital's patients or school's students are drawn.

    • noun

      the area of the cerebral cortex thought to be particularly involved in the processing of language:

      a region where a particular language is spoken.

    • noun

      a roadside area where services are available to motorists.

      the area covered by the signal of a broadcasting station.

    • noun

      an area in which there is a high risk of harm:

      something that is controversial or needs to be treated with care:

    • noun

      a designated area around a team's dugout, from where a coach or manager may give instructions to players on the field.
    • noun

      a stopping place or assembly point en route to a destination:
    • a group of countries, most belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations, that formerly pegged their exchange rates to sterling or kept their reserves in sterling rather than gold or dollars. Also called sterling bloc.
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