region: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (rē'jun), [key]
— n.
  1. an extensive, continuous part of a surface, space, or body: a region of the earth.
  2. Usually,the vast or indefinite entirety of a space or area, or something compared to one: the regions of the firmament; the regions of the mind.
  3. a part of the earth's surface (land or sea) of considerable and usually indefinite extent: a tropical region.
  4. a district without respect to boundaries or extent: a charming region in Connecticut.
  5. a part or division of the universe, as the heavens: a galactic region.
  6. a large indefinite area or range of something specified; sphere: a region of authority.
  7. an area of interest, activity, pursuit, etc.; field: studies in the region of logic.
  8. an administrative division of a city or territory.
  9. a major faunal area of the earth's surface, sometimes one regarded as a division of a larger area.
  10. a place in or a division of the body or a part of the body: the abdominal region.
    1. Also open connected set.
    2. the union of such a set and some or all of its boundary points.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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