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See also Region, región, and région

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  1. Any considerable and connected part of a space or surface; specifically, a tract of land or sea of considerable but indefinite extent; a country; a district; in a broad sense, a place without special reference to location or extent but viewed as an entity for geographical, social or cultural reasons.
    the equatorial regions
    the temperate regions
    the polar regions
    the upper regions of the atmosphere
  2. An administrative subdivision of a city, a territory, a country or the European Union.
  3. (historical) Such a division of the city of Rome and of the territory about Rome, of which the number varied at different times; a district, quarter, or ward.
  4. (figuratively) The inhabitants of a region or district of a country.
  5. (anatomy) A place in or a part of the body in any way indicated.
    the abdominal regions
  6. (obsolete) Place; rank; station; dignity.
  7. (obsolete) The space from the earth's surface out to the orbit of the moon: properly called the elemental region.

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  • "region" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

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