Meaning of REGION in English

REGION

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

( regions)

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

1.

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.

N-COUNT

2.

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

3.

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

...the pelvic region.

= area

N-COUNT : with supp

4.

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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