ETYM Latin area a broad piece of level ground. Related to Are.
The size of a surface. It is measured in square units, usually square inches (in2), square yards (yd2), or square miles (mi2). Surface area is the area of the outer surface of a solid.
The areas of geometrical plane shapes with straight edges are determined using the area of a rectangle. Integration may be used to determine the area of shapes enclosed by curves.
1. A part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function.
2. A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; SYN. region.
3. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); SYN. country.
4. A subject of study.
5. The extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; SYN. expanse, surface area.
bailiwick / beɪləwɪk /
Jurisdiction of sheriff or bailie.
confine / kənfaɪn /
Something (as borders or walls) that encloses ; also; something that restrains; scope
1. (Architecture) Solid exterior angle of a building; especially one formed by a cornerstone; SYN. quoin.
2. The point where two lines meet or intersect.
3. A place off to the side of an area.
4. A projecting part that is corner-shaped.
5. An interior angle formed be two meeting walls; SYN. nook.
6. The intersection of two streets; SYN. street corner, turning point.
7. The point where three areas or surfaces meet or intersect.
8. A remote area.
9. A predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; SYN. box.
10. A temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade.
ETYM French département, from départir. Related to Depart.
1. A specialized division of a large organization; SYN. section.
2. A specialized sphere of knowledge.
3. The territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France).
ETYM Old Eng. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to Dutch veld, German feld, Swed. fält, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.
1. A geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found.
2. Somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected.
3. The area that is visible through an optical instrument; SYN. field of view.
4. The space around a body within which it can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it; SYN. field of force, force field.
5. A particular kind of commercial enterprise; SYN. field of operation, line of business.
6. All the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event.
7. (Horse racing) All of the horses in a particular race.
ETYM From Range: cf. French rangée.
1. The limits within which something can be effective; SYN. reach.
2. The limits of the values a function can take.
3. A variety of different things or activities.
4. A place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds.
5. A series of hills or mountains; SYN. mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains.
6. A large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze.
ETYM French région, from Latin regio a direction, a boundary line, region, from regere to guide, direct. Related to Regimen.
1. A large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth.
2. The approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in 'in the region of'); SYN. neighborhood.
3. The extended spatial location of something; SYN. part.
ETYM Latin sectio, from secare, sectum, to cut; akin to Eng. saw a cutting instrument: cf. French section. Related to Saw, Scion, Dissect, Insect, Secant, Segment.
1. A self-contained part of a larger composition; SYN. subdivision.
2. A very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope.
3. One of several pieces or parts that fit with others to constitute a whole object; SYN. segment.
4. A distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people.
5. A division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class.
6. A segment of a citrus fruit.
7. A land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side.
8. A small army unit usually having a special function.
9. A small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon.
10. (Geometry) The area created by a plane cutting through a solid; SYN. plane section.
zone / zoʊn /
Sinonimi: geographical zone
ETYM French zone, Latin zona, Greek zone; akin to zonnynai to gird, Lith. justa a girdle, justi to gird, Zend yâh.
1. A circumscribed geographical region characterized by some distinctive features.
2. An area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic.
3. Any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude; SYN. geographical zone.