The Alternative English Dictionary: area

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area etymology From Latin area. pronunciation
  • (RP) /ˈɛə̯ɹɪə̯/
  • (US) /ˈæɹ.i.ə/, /ˈɛɹ.i.ə/
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  1. (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
  2. A particular geographic region.
  3. Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent. exampleThe photo is a little dark in that area.
  4. Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.
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    exampleThe plans are a bit vague in that area.
  5. (British) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement. {{rfquotek}}
  6. (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
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  7. (slang) Genitals.
related terms:
  • areal
  • æra

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