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Definition 1: a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve - [noun denoting body]

Samples where region or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the abdominal region

Synonyms for region in the sense of this definition

(region is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is a kind of region ) small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite

(... is a kind of region ) the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)

"young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"

(... is a kind of region ) the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips

(... is a kind of region ) the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs

(... is a kind of region ) the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers

(... is a kind of region ) the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb

(... is a kind of region ) the underside of the foot

(... is a kind of region ) the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail

(... is a kind of region ) the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals

(... is a kind of region ) the line formed by a groove between two parts (especially the separation between a woman's breasts)

(... is a kind of region ) either the left or right half of a body

"he had a pain in his side"

(... is a kind of region ) the general region between the anus and the genital organs

(... is a kind of region ) any area of the body especially sensitive to sexual stimulation

(... is a kind of region ) an area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure

"you must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu"

(... is a kind of region ) the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium

(... is a kind of region ) a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs

(... is a kind of region ) the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum)

(... is a kind of region ) area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute

(... is a kind of region ) area of the retina immediately surrounding the fovea

(... is a kind of region ) a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision

(... is a kind of region ) any of various regions of the cerebral cortex

(... is a kind of region ) any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)

Definition 2: a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where region or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a limited realm of discourse
  • here we enter the region of opinion
  • the realm of the occult

Synonyms for region in the sense of this definition

(region is a kind of ...) the content of a particular field of knowledge

Definition 3: the extended spatial location of something - [noun denoting location]

Samples where region or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the farming regions of France
  • religions in all parts of the world
  • regions of outer space

Synonyms for region in the sense of this definition

(region is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

(... is a kind of region ) the region that is inside of something

(... is a kind of region ) the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons

(... is a kind of region ) a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

(... is a kind of region ) the region that is outside of something

(... is a kind of region ) a circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius

"they located it within a radius of 2 miles"

(... is a kind of region ) a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location

"they always sat on the right side of the church" "he never left my side"

(... is a kind of region ) the region above the ground

"her hand stopped in mid air" "he threw the ball into the air"

(... is a kind of region ) a region that is devoid of matter

(... is a kind of region ) the upper part of anything

"the mower cuts off the tops of the grass" "the title should be written at the top of the first page"

(... is a kind of region ) a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes

(... is a kind of region ) (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

(... is a kind of region ) the southeastern part of Papua New Guinea

(... is a kind of region ) a region of southeastern Pakistan

(... is a kind of region ) a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star; extremely high gravitational field

(... is a kind of region ) a disk-shaped region of minor planets outside the orbit of Neptune

(... is a kind of region ) a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon

(... is a kind of region ) any place of pain and turmoil

"the hell of battle" "the inferno of the engine room" "when you're alone Christmas is the pits"

(... is a kind of region ) the mass of air surrounding the Earth

"there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere" "it was exposed to the air"

(... is a kind of region ) the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist

(... is a kind of region ) (plural) the deepest and most remote part

"from the depths of darkest Africa" "signals received from the depths of space"

(... is a kind of region ) the part of outer space within the solar system

(... is a kind of region ) the space between stars

(... is a kind of region ) the region inside the heliopause containing the sun and solar system

(... is a kind of region ) the space between galaxies

"the Milky Way travels through intergalactic space"

(... is a kind of region ) any region in space outside the solar system

(... is a kind of region ) the atmosphere and outer space considered as a whole

(... is a kind of region ) an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic

(... is a kind of region ) an elongated region where a specific condition or characteristic is found

"a belt of high pressure"

(... is a kind of region ) the lowest part of anything

"they started at the bottom of the hill"

(... is a kind of region ) (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government

"the county has a population of 12,345 people"

(... is a kind of region ) a distant region

"I could see it in the distance"

(... is a kind of region ) the outermost or farthest region or point

(... is a kind of region ) any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

(... is an instance of region) a region of the ionosphere (from 50 to 90 miles up) that reflects radio waves of medium length

(... is an instance of region) the lowest region of the ionosphere (35 to 50 miles up) that reflects low-frequency radio waves

(... is an instance of region) a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese

(... is an instance of region) a historical plateau region in northwestern Romania that is separated from the rest of the country by the Transylvanian Alps; originally part of Hungary; incorporated into Romania at the end of World War I

(... is an instance of region) the fields in Thessaly where in 197 BC the Romans defeated the Macedonians

(... is an instance of region) a small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken

(... is an instance of region) a region of ancient Greece on the north coast of the Peloponnese

(... is an instance of region) the highest region of the ionosphere (from 90 to 600 miles up) which contains the highest concentration of free electrons and is most useful for long-range radio transmission

Definition 4: a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth - [noun denoting location]

Samples where region or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • penguins inhabit the polar regions

(region is a kind of ...) a point or extent in space

(... is a kind of region ) any region lying in or toward the south

(... is a kind of region ) somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected

"anthropologists do much of their work in the field"

(... is a kind of region ) a demarcated area of the Earth

(... is a kind of region ) an area of the Earth determined by distribution of flora and fauna

(... is a kind of region ) the central region of a country or continent; especially a region that is important to a country or to a culture

(... is a kind of region ) a region that is related ethnically or historically to one country but is controlled politically by another

(... is a kind of region ) any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth

"the North Pole and the South Pole are antipodes"

(... is a kind of region ) an unknown and unexplored region

"they came like angels out the unknown"

(... is a kind of region ) a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation

"the new nation is a testing ground for socioeconomic theories" "Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism"

(... is a kind of region ) any region lying in or toward the north

(... is a kind of region ) the entire land, sea, and air area that may become or is directly involved in war operations

(... is a kind of region ) territory over which rule or control is exercised

"his domain extended into Europe" "he made it the law of the land"

(... is a kind of region ) a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

(... is a kind of region ) the part of the theater of war not included in the theater of operations

(... is a kind of region ) a region in which active military operations are in progress

"the army was in the field awaiting action" "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"

(... is a kind of region ) 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"

(... is a kind of region ) a geographic region serving as the principal source of grain

(... is a kind of region ) a place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring

"the country is an economic backwater"

(... is an instance of region) the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America

(... is an instance of region) a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)

(... is an instance of region) the regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas

(... is an instance of region) the islands in the Lesser Antilles that are administered by France

Definition 5: the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of') - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where region or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for region in the sense of this definition

(region is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

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