Meaning of REGION in English

REGION

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈrē-jən ]

noun

Etymology: Middle English regioun, from Anglo-French regiun, from Latin region-, regio line, direction, area, from regere to direct

Date: 14th century

1. : an administrative area, division, or district ; especially : the basic administrative unit for local government in Scotland

2.

a. : an indefinite area of the world or universe

few unknown region s left on earth

b. : a broad geographic area distinguished by similar features

the Appalachian region

c.

(1) : a major world area that supports a characteristic fauna

(2) : an area characterized by the prevalence of one or more vegetational climax types

3.

a. : any of the major subdivisions into which the body or one of its parts is divisible

b. : an indefinite area surrounding a specified body part

a pain in the region of the heart

4. : a sphere of activity or interest : field

5. : any of the zones into which the atmosphere is divided according to height or the sea according to depth

6. : an open connected set together with none, some, or all of the points on its boundary

a simple closed curve divides a plane into two region s

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.