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English Dictionary: Region by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
region
n
  1. the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
    Synonym(s): region, part
  2. a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
    Synonym(s): area, region
  3. a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
  4. the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of'); "it was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job"; "the price is in the neighborhood of $100"
    Synonym(s): region, neighborhood
  5. a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about; "it was a limited realm of discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the occult"
    Synonym(s): region, realm
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Region \Re"gion\ (r?"j?n), n. [F. r[82]gion, from L. regio a
      direction, a boundary line, region, fr. regere to guide,
      direct. See {Regimen}.]
      1. One of the grand districts or quarters into which any
            space or surface, as of the earth or the heavens, is
            conceived of as divided; hence, in general, a portion of
            space or territory of indefinite extent; country;
            province; district; tract.
  
                     If thence he 'scappe, into whatever world, Or
                     unknown region.                                 --Milton.
  
      2. Tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything;
            neighborhood; vicinity; sphere. [bd]Though the fork invade
            the region of my heart.[b8] --Shak.
  
                     Philip, tetrarch of .. the region of Trachonitis.
                                                                              --Luke iii. 1.
  
      3. The upper air; the sky; the heavens. [Obs.]
  
                     Anon the dreadful thunder Doth rend the region.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      4. The inhabitants of a district. --Matt. iii. 5.
  
      5. Place; rank; station. [Obs. or R.]
  
                     He is of too high a region.               --Shak.
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