Meaning of REGION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ri:dʒ(ə)n ]

( regions)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A region is a large area of land that is different from other areas of land, for example because it is one of the different parts of a country with its own customs and characteristics, or because it has a particular geographical feature.

...Barcelona, capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia.



The regions are the parts of a country that are not the capital city and its surrounding area. ( BRIT )

...London and the regions...

N-PLURAL : the N


You can refer to a part of your body as a region .

...the pelvic region.

= area

N-COUNT : with supp


You say in the region of to indicate that an amount that you are stating is approximate.

The scheme will cost in the region of six million pounds.

= around

PHRASE [ vagueness ]

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