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Dictionary definition for: Area

1. (n) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography) "it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

2. (n) a particular environment or walk of life; "his social sphere is limited" "it was a closed area of employment" "he''s out of my orbit"

3. (n) a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization" "areas of interest include..."

4. (n) a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

5. (n) a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"

6. (n) the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle" "it was about 500 square feet in area"

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