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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a border area/region
▪ The Afghan border area is open and wild.
a desert area/region
▪ A hot dry wind blows from the desert areas of North Africa.
an autonomous region/state/republic etc
▪ Galicia is an autonomous region of Spain.
arid regions
▪ Water from the Great Lakes is pumped to arid regions.
far-flung corners/places/regions etc
▪ expeditions to far-flung corners of the globe
▪ people flying to far-flung destinations
hilly region/area/terrain etc
nether regions
▪ exploring the nether regions of East Sussex
somewhere in the region of
▪ We have somewhere in the region of 500 firefighters in this area.
▪ In order to overcome the problem of an inadequate water supply, many parts of the arid and semi-arid regions have been irrigated.
▪ The concentration on arid and glacial regions was probably also partly instrumental in the development of climatic geomorphology.
▪ In arid and semi-arid regions leaching may be minimal and solutions in the weathering mantle can attain high concentrations of dissolved constituents.
▪ The pattern of light and dark areas represents variation in rock type and surface weathering in this arid region.
▪ In arid regions, rainfall above the average one year will produce a particularly thick annual ring.
▪ Indeed, there are no taste buds in this central region.
▪ In construction, the number of commercial and residential starts and their value rose only in the Central and Northeast regions.
▪ The image of the insect may pass over the edge of my retina rather than the more acute central region.
▪ The many crevices once hid hundreds of the venomous snake indigenous to the Central Maryland region.
▪ This batch is expected to include all the main hospitals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Central region.
▪ Read in studio Crime recorded in the Central South region last year rose by more than the national average.
▪ In many cases the headquarters were retained in the central region and only the production processes were decentralized.
▪ A number of military commanders from the southern, central and northern regions were appointed as ministers on Sept. 24.
▪ Meanwhile Grom's attentions had turned to the west and to the coastal regions of the Empire.
▪ For two days, police in the remote coastal region around Sodwana Bay had stumbled and fumbled their way into the case.
▪ An estimated 2,000,000 people either fled or were evacuated from the coastal regions in advance of the hurricane.
▪ The coastal regions, those richest in marine life, were found to have the highest concentrations.
▪ It comes from coastal regions of Sierra Leone, again in soft, acid water.
▪ Unless expensive sea defences were built, low-lying coastal regions would be permanently submerged.
▪ These forests vary in character from closed forests to open woodlands and include mangrove forests that occur in coastal regions.
▪ Yesterday, Coun Davies said she understood that bids had been invited for exploration of the coastal region which included Aberconwy.
▪ In Tasmania aborigine hunters led a nomadic life to take advantage of the seasonal food supply in different regions.
▪ This must be done in the local market area because market conditions vary in the different regions of the United States.
▪ Their differing concerns have led the two groups to dwell upon different regions of the Empire.
▪ Clearly, different regions are choosing different paths.
▪ These larger companies often own plants in different regions of Britain, as well as in other countries.
▪ Particular metals are concentrated in different regions of the micro-organisms.
▪ There are different styles of singing in different regions, and we balance the programme to include different songs from different regions.
▪ The war has accentuated the disparities both in educational level and general economic status between different regions of the country.
▪ There are 120 competitors entered in this year's events coming from clubs throughout the Northern region.
▪ The first dives will be in the northern region, at the Flow Site, where the lavas escaped on to the seafloor.
▪ Pruning will also delay the flowering while new shoots grow - a very important point in northern wine regions like Champagne.
▪ Relatively few students reach secondary school, with a substantial proportion of these being in the Khartoum and Northern regions.
▪ In the key northern industrial region of Lombardy official unemployment fell to 1.7 percent in 1962 and 1963.
▪ Nevertheless, it is an early maturing variety well suited to the long ripening period of a northern wine region.
▪ Low levels of hybridization are also detectable in other regions of the spinal cord.
▪ But lions and elephants exist in other zoogeographical regions, too.
▪ Some, such as the civets, are represented in other zoogeographical regions.
▪ This deal was subsequently accepted in the other regions, which had hitherto failed to reach settlements.
▪ The main rebel movements represent other regions.
▪ The other eight regions recorded significantly smaller changes - some good, some bad.
▪ A similar situation is to be found in other regions of the world.
▪ In Temperate regions there are regular seasonal cycles, ultimately driven by the regular cycling of the Earth around the sun.
▪ The difficulty is greater in relation to overseas markets having temperatures and humidities higher than those of temperate regions.
▪ In more temperate regions, sunlight and temperature may he more critical than rainfall in affecting a tree's growth.
▪ Food and medical supplies are desperately needed in the whole eastern region.
▪ If one town benefits, the whole region benefits, he said.
▪ This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive volume on the whole region.
▪ He succeeded so well that the people crowned him king of this whole region!
▪ However, for funding reasons this centre was to be for the whole region.
▪ Milosevic is the last Communist-era leader of the whole region.
▪ Before this, in a period called the Carboniferous, the whole region was under the sea.
▪ A few days later, the chaplain wrote: The whole region seems literally filled with soldiery.
▪ Members of its executive council have been collecting signatures in the border region.
▪ However, subsequent days saw mutual accusations of firing on the border region.
▪ The wild whooper swan is a bird of great beauty and, I think, on the increase in the Border region.
▪ To the east lay border regions - Berry and Auvergne - where even the Duke's nominal suzerainty was at times doubtful.
mid-Atlantic states/region
temperate climate/zone/region etc
▪ Altogether there are four similar species known from he tropics and the temperate zones.
▪ Here I review these data and their implications for a temperate climate.
▪ Its distribution ranges from the tropics to the warmer areas of the temperate zone of both hemispheres.
▪ Most aquarium plants come from tropical and subtropical areas, with a few from the warmer parts of the temperate zone.
▪ Rodomonte hardly noticed the magnificent, unearthly architecture preserved so beautifully away from the squalls of the less temperate zones.
▪ The epidemiology in subtropical areas is basically similar to that in temperate zones, except that the seasonable timing of events is different.
▪ The epidemiology, at least in temperate zones, is similar to that of Ostertagia in ruminants with seasonal hypobiosis a feature.
▪ The length of the day changes in the temperate zone with the change of seasons.
underdeveloped country/region etc
▪ However, he is not so undiplomatic as to resist the horrendous hospitality of overindulgent underdeveloped countries.
▪ I presume you wish to help underdeveloped countries but I fear you could do them considerable harm.
▪ The high rates of unemployment so characteristic of underdeveloped countries make women especially vulnerable.
▪ The West creates its power through military research, which forces underdeveloped countries to become passive consumers.
▪ They are sometimes, especially in underdeveloped countries, illiterate.
▪ This pole excludes underdeveloped countries from any participation.
▪ Alzheimer's disease affects the regions of the brain that control memory.
▪ For several years they lived in a remote region of Kenya.
▪ Severe winter weather is expected in the northeast region of the country.
▪ Snow is expected in mountain regions.
▪ The soil varies widely in this region of the country.
▪ There have been reports of fighting in the region.
▪ As in the other mountain regions, population pressure was alleviated to some extent by seasonal migration.
▪ However, this does not take into account the different sizes of the populations of working age between the regions.
▪ In this regard, fundamental changes are required in organizational patterns of scientific and technological activities in the region.
▪ In turn the rural regions become much more productive as farmers appreciate the ever-present and growing demand for food from the urbanites.
▪ The red spots in the caudal peduncle region are one of the unique characteristics of this species.
▪ These changes have brought about a reduction of inequality in education throughout the region.
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.]

  1. Dominion; empire; authority.

  2. 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.
    --E. Everett.

    The domain over which the poetic spirit ranges.
    --J. C. Shairp.

  3. Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne. [WordNet sense 2]

  4. (Law) Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership.

  5. (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.

  6. (Math.) a connected set of points, also called a region.

  7. (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.

  8. (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 Each domain may also have an alphabetical name, usually composed of a name plus an extension separated by a period, as; the alphabetical name is referred to as a domain name.

  9. (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.

  10. 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]

  11. a particular environment or walk of life. [WordNet sense 1]

    Syn: sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena. [PJC]

  12. people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest. [WordNet sense 4] Syn: world, domain. [PJC] Public domain,

    1. the territory belonging to a State or to the general government; public lands. [U.S.]

    2. 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.

  1. 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]

  2. 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]

  3. a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"

  4. 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]

  5. a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about; "it was a limited domain of discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the occult" [syn: domain, realm]

Region (disambiguation)

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.

Region (Europe)

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.

Region (mathematics)

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. 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.