Definition: Area

From New World Encyclopedia


Borrowed from Latin area ("a piece of level ground," "a vacant place").


area (plural areas or areƦ)

  1. (mathematics) A measure of squared distance.
  2. A particular geographic region.
  3. Any particular extent of surface.
    The photo is a little dark in that area.
  4. Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.
    The plans are a bit vague in that area.

Derived terms

  • area code
  • gray area, grey area


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