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Definitions of region

  1. a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. One of the grand districts or quarters into which any space or surface, as of the earth or the heavens, is conceived of as divided; hence, in general, a portion of space or territory of indefinite extent; country; province; district; tract. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything; neighborhood; vicinity; sphere. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The upper air; the sky; the heavens. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The inhabitants of a district. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Place; rank; station. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A large section of land; a country or district; a part of the body; as, in the region of the heart. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. 1. A more or less arbitrarily limited portion of the surface of the body. 2. A portion of the body having a special nervous or vascular supply. 3. A part of an organ having a special function as the motor region of the brain. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  13. A portion of the body. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  14. A portion of land: country: district. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A tract of land; country. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A country; district; area. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A tract of land or space of indefinite, but usually considerable extent; a country; a part of the body. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A portion or space of territory of indefinite extent; a country; a district; a tract of space; any large tract of sea or land characterised by some features not found in other areas or parts; in anat., a part or division of the body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. r[=e]'jun, n. a portion of land: country: any area or district, with respect to fauna, flora, &c.: (Shak.) rank, dignity: (Shak.) the elemental space between the earth and the moon's orbit.--adj. R[=E]'GIONAL, topical: local: topographical.--n. R[=E]'GIONALISM, sectionalism.--adv. R[=E]'GIONALLY.--n. REGION[=A]'RIUS, a title given to R.C. ecclesiastics who have jurisdiction over certain districts of Rome.--adjs. R[=E]'GIONARY; R[=E]GION'IC. [O. Fr.,--L. regio, regionis--reg[)e]re, to rule.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Same etymon. Anatomists have called regions, determinate spaces on the surface of the body or of different organs. Thus, the abdomen has been divided into several; to which different names have been given. See Abdomen, Epigastrium, Hypochondrium, Hypogastrium. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  21. Tract of country, space, place, of more or less definitely marked boundaries or characteristics (a desert, fertile, r.; the r. between the Elbe& the Rhine; earth is divided into rr. characterized by different fauna& flora); separate part of world or universe (often pl.; lower rr., hell, realm of the dead; upper rr., sky, heaven; the r. beyond the grave); sphere or realm of (you are getting into the r. of metaphysics); upper, middle, lower, layer of atmosphere or sea; part of the body round or near some organ &c. (the lumbar, abdominal, &c., r.; the r. of the eyes). Hence regional a. [Anglo-French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. Any particular part of the body. American pocket medical dictionary.
  23. A certain definite space, more or less circumscribed. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. n. [Latin] A portion of space or territory of indefinite extent; country; province; district; tract;—neighbourhood; vicinity: — also, a part of the body;— place; rank; sphere. Cabinet Dictionary

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