Crossword clues for region
- Say I will invade centre of incorrect area
- Part of a country
- African country's uprising checking over district
- District Officer originally involved in the rise of Niger
- Map section
- The Midwest or the South
- Napa, e.g., in the wine world
- Midwest or Northeast, to the U.S
- Ignore (anag) — expanse of land
- Ignore (anag) — area
- Corn Belt or Rust Belt
- Several departments, maybe
- Mideast or Midwest
- The extended spatial location of something
- A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
- A large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
- A knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Domain \Do*main"\, n. [F. domaine, OF. demaine, L. dominium, property, right of ownership, fr. dominus master, owner. See Dame, and cf Demesne, Dungeon.]
Dominion; empire; authority.
The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted; the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the like. Also used figuratively. [WordNet sense 2]
The domain of authentic history.
The domain over which the poetic spirit ranges.
--J. C. Shairp.
Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne. [WordNet sense 2]
(Law) Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership.
(Math.) the set of values which the independent variable of a function may take. Contrasted to range, which is the set of values taken by the dependent variable.
(Math.) a connected set of points, also called a region.
(Physics) a region within a ferromagnetic material, composed of a number of atoms whose magnetic poles are pointed in the same direction, and which may move together in a coordinated manner when disturbed, as by heating. The direction of polarity of adjacent domains may be different, but may be aligned by a strong external magnetic field.
(Computers) an address within the internet computer network, which may be a single computer, a network of computers, or one of a number of accounts on a multiuser computer. The domain specifies the location (host computer) to which communications on the internet are directed. Each domain has a corresponding 32-bit number usually represented by four numbers separated by periods, as 128.32.282.56. Each domain may also have an alphabetical name, usually composed of a name plus an extension separated by a period, as worldsoul.org; the alphabetical name is referred to as a domain name.
(Immunology) the three-dimensional structure within an immunoglobulin which is formed by one of the homology regions of a heavy or light chain.
--Dict. Sci. Tech.
the field of knowledge, expertise, or interest of a person; as, he had a limited domain of discourse; I can't comment on that, it's outside my domain. [WordNet sense 5]
Syn: domain, realm, field, area. [PJC]
a particular environment or walk of life. [WordNet sense 1]
Syn: sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena. [PJC]
people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest. [WordNet sense 4] Syn: world, domain. [PJC] Public domain,
the territory belonging to a State or to the general government; public lands. [U.S.]
the situation or status of intellectual property which is not protected by copyright, patent or other restriction on use. Anything
in the public domain may be used by anyone without restriction. The effective term of force of copyrights and patents are limited by statute, and after the term expires, the writings and inventions thus protected go into the public domain and are free for use by all.
Right of eminent domain, that superior dominion of the sovereign power over all the property within the state, including that previously granted by itself, which authorizes it to appropriate any part thereof to a necessary public use, reasonable compensation being made.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "tract of land of a considerable but indefinite extent," from Anglo-French regioun, Old French region "land, region, province" (12c.), from Latin regionem (nominative regio) "a district, portion of a country, territory, district; a direction, line; boundary line, limit," noun of state from past participle stem of regere "to direct, rule" (see regal). Phrase in the region of "about" (of numbers, etc.) is recorded from 1961.
n. 1 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. 2 An administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country or the European Union. 3 (context historical English) 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. 4 (context figuratively English) The inhabitants of a region or district of a country. 5 (context anatomy English) A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated. 6 (context obsolete English) place; rank; station; dignity. 7 (context obsolete English) The space from the earth's surface out to the orbit of the moon: properly called the elemental region.
n. the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space" [syn: part]
a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region" [syn: area]
a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of'); "it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job"; "the price is in the neighborhood of $100" [syn: neighborhood]
Region is a term used by contemporary geographers to describe an area of land or water that is part of a larger whole.
Region or Regional may also refer to:
In geography, regions are areas broadly divided by physical characteristics ( physical geography), human impact characteristics ( human geography), and the interaction of humanity and the environment ( environmental geography). Geographic regions and sub-regions are mostly described by their imprecisely defined, and sometimes transitory boundaries, except in human geography, where jurisdiction areas such as national borders are defined in law.
Apart from the global continental regions, there are also hydrospheric and atmospheric regions that cover the oceans, and discrete climates above the land and water masses of the planet. The land and water global regions are divided into subregions geographically bounded by large geological features that influence large-scale ecologies, such as plains and features.
As a way of describing spatial areas, the concept of regions is important and widely used among the many branches of geography, each of which can describe areas in regional terms. For example, ecoregion is a term used in environmental geography, cultural region in cultural geography, bioregion in biogeography, and so on. The field of geography that studies regions themselves is called regional geography.
In the fields of physical geography, ecology, biogeography, zoogeography, and environmental geography, regions tend to be based on natural features such as ecosystems or biotopes, biomes, drainage basins, natural regions, mountain ranges, soil types. Where human geography is concerned, the regions and subregions are described by the discipline of ethnography.
A region has its own nature that could not be moved. The first nature is its natural environment (landform, climate, etc.). The second nature is its physical elements complex that were built by people in the past. The third nature is its socio-cultural context that could not be replaced by new immigrants.
The European Union created a Committee of the Regions to represent Regions of Europe as the layer of EU government administration directly below the nation-state level. The Committee has its headquarters in Brussels.
Reasons given for this include:
- the historic and cultural claims for autonomy in many regions all over the EU
- strengthening the political and economic situation in those regions
The term 'region' as used here includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which are non-sovereign countries, referred to as separate countries, even though collectively they form the country known as the United Kingdom they are recognised as countries by the UK Government and are not referred to as regions.
Some nation states which have historically had a strong centralized administration have transferred political power to the regions. Examples of this include the devolution of power in the UK (the Scotland Act 1998, the Government of Wales Act 1998) and the current negotiations in France concerning increased autonomy for Corsica. Some other states have traditionally had strong regions, such as the Federal Republic of Germany; yet others have been structured on the basis of national and municipal government with little in between.
In mathematical analysis, the word region usually refers to a subset of $\R^n$ or $\C^n$ that is open (in the standard Euclidean topology), connected and non-empty. A closed region is sometimes defined to be the closure of a region.
Regions and closed regions are often used as domains of functions or differential equations.
According to Kreyszig,A region is a set consisting of a domain plus, perhaps, some or all of its boundary points. (The reader is warned that some authors use the term "region" for what we call a domain [following standard terminology], and others make no distinction between the two terms.)
According to Yue Kuen Kwok,An open connected set is called an open region or domain. ...to an open region we may add none, some, or all its limit points, and simply call the new set a region.
Usage examples of "region".
Pillar, a military edifice situated within two square miles of bronze-faced outer battlements, and capable of accommodating seventeen jerds, somewhere in the region of seventeen thousand men.
The dust thus blown, from a desert region may, when it attains a country covered with vegetation, gradually accumulate on its surface, forming very thick deposits.
When in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the concept of nation was taken up in very different ideological contexts and led popular mobilizations in regions and countries within and outside Europe that had experienced neither the liberal revolution nor the same level of primitive accumulation, it still always was presented as a concept of capitalist modernization, which claimed to bring together the interclass demands for political unity and the needs of economic development.
This was all they could allot between them, since Sextus was still occupying Sardinia and Sicily, and other regions outside of Italy were in a state of turmoil.
Now she was in a region of ambivalent drives, and of nebulous and stillborn wishes, anxieties, doubts interwoven with regressive beliefs and libido wishes of a fantastic nature.
If he chose to use his analogue hand, he could reach to every point of this multi-phase region, and still it extended across a greater and more complicated space than all the familiar universe.
If I was born of you, there must have been some juggling with my soul in antenatal regions!
The anthracite region lies roughly between Scranton on the north and Gibbsville on the south.
The United Mine Workers of America is the strongest single force in the anthracite region, and under it the anthracite miner lives a civilized life compared with that of the miner in the soft coal regions about Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and the western states.
Burke will always be read with delight and edification, because in the midst of discussions on the local and the accidental, he scatters apophthegms that take us into the regions of lasting wisdom.
The apophysis, which may be a more or less distinct region, usually bears stomata and is the main organ of assimilation.
How had I not noticed, in the archive, that the region represented on those maps had exactly the brooding, spread-winged shape of my dragon, as if he cast his shadow over it from above?
On entering Neutralia he was pleased to find himself in a region free of artificially imposed mood.
He has worked assiduously to make Iraq strong so that it can dominate the region militarily, acquire new territorial prizes, and become the champion of the Arabs.
December 1884 when, at the age of 33, he had invented nerve-block anaesthesia, a technique in which cocaine is injected into the region around a nerve cell in such a way as to induce localised analgesia all along that nerve.