Definition of region noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈriːdʒən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːdʒən//
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  1. 1  [countable] a large area of land, usually without exact limits or borders the Arctic/tropical/desert, etc. regions one of the most densely populated regions of North America See related entries: Other geographic regions
  2. 2  [countable] one of the areas that a country is divided into, that has its own customs and/or its own government the Basque region of Spain
  3. 3the regions [plural] (British English) all of a country except the capital city People in the regions should not have to travel to London to fly to the United States.
  4. 4[countable] a part of the body, usually one that has a particular character or problem pains in the abdominal region
  5. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from Latin regio(n-) ‘direction, district’, from regere ‘to rule, direct’.Extra examples Italy’s richest region Nomads have inhabited this region for thousands of years. Sanitary facilities varied widely from region to region. She earns in the region of £200 000. She earns in the region of= approximately £200 000. Sports events across the region have been affected by the weather. The animal is found in the northern regions of Sweden. The champagne-producing region covers 34 500 hectares. The country is divided into 17 autonomous regions. The plant is found throughout the western regions of the country. This bird is largely confined to the southern regions of the country. This tropical forest region is characterized by frequent heavy rainfall. Twenty participants from the Asia-Pacific region will be invited to the seminar. a sparsely populated region an attempt to bring peace and stability to a troubled region cells in a particular region of the brain oil exploration in remote regions of the Russian Far East the autonomous regions of the People’s Republic of China the poorer regions of the continent tissue from the mouth region Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque region in northern Spain. Many new species have been discovered in the Amazon region. Soil erosion is particularly serious in dry tropical regions. This is one of the most densely populated regions of North America.Idioms used when you are giving a number, price, etc. to show that it is not exact synonym approximately He earns somewhere in the region of €50 000.
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