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region

re·gion

region

 
pronunciation:
ri jn
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part of speech: noun
definition: an area of the earth's surface that has a certain type of land and climate.
This tree grows only in tropical regions.
synonyms:
area, zone
similar words:
land
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  • 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