Meaning of REGION in English

REGION

■ noun

1》 an area of a country or the world having definable characteristics but not always fixed boundaries.

↘an administrative district of a city or country.

2》 a part of the body, especially around or near an organ.

Phrases

in the ~ of approximately.

Origin

ME: from OFr., from L. regio(n-) 'direction, district', from regere 'to rule, direct'.

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