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region

re·gion

region

 
 
pronunciation:
ri jn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large continuous space or area.
Each region of the country has its own accent or dialect.A snowstorm hit the region very hard over the weekend.
synonyms:
area, expanse
similar words:
tract
definition 2: a land surface having certain common geographical or topographical characteristics.
We've done a good deal of camping in the Rocky Mountain region.
synonyms:
area, zone
similar words:
belt, domain, land, part
definition 3: an area of interest or focus; sphere.
Herbal medicine has been my region of interest for many years.
synonyms:
area, domain, field, focus, orbit, realm, specialty, sphere
similar words:
scene, soil
definition 4: a specified area of the body.
He's having severe pain in the region of the lumbar vertebrae.
synonyms:
area
Word Builder: region +
  • regional:
    having to do with or belonging to a particular region.
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The word region contains the following part:
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight