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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin regio, from regere; REGENT

region

noun
     
Related topics: Medicine, Geography
re‧gion S1 W1 [countable]
1SG a large area of a country or of the world, usually without exact limits [= area]:
efforts to bring peace to the region
region of
the Choco region of Columbia
coastal/border/central etc region
Flooding is likely in some coastal regions of the Northeast during the early part of the week.
2HBM a particular part of someone's body [= area]:
the lower back region
region of
a region of the brain
3

(somewhere) in the region of something

used to describe an amount of time, money etc without being exact:
a grant somewhere in the region of £2,500
4

the regions

British EnglishSG the parts of a country that are away from the capital city:
a government policy to relocate jobs from the capital to the regions

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