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Definition of "region" []

  • A large, usually continuous segment of a surface or space; area. (noun)
  • A large, indefinite portion of the earth's surface. (noun)
  • A specified district or territory. (noun)
  • An area of interest or activity; a sphere. (noun)
  • Ecology A part of the earth characterized by distinctive animal or plant life. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "region" in a sentence
  • "For example, Japan has a very high population density and like many countries in the region is in the track of typhoons• However, Japan suffers very low mortality rates during typhoons in comparison to other countries of the region• Financial resources to implement measures for disaster preparedness make a big difference, but this is not the sole or principal factor•"
  • "The term region has a broad meaning not only within social sciences, but also within the historical tradition of different Member States MS of the EU."
  • "Total population of the region is about 500,000, with the Shia-majority city of Parachinar home to 55,000."