region

[ ree-juhn ]
/ ˈri dʒən /

noun

Origin of region

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French regiun < Latin regiōn- (stem of regiō) direction, line, boundary, equivalent to reg(ere) to rule + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

un·der·re·gion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for region

region

/ (ˈriːdʒən) /

noun

Word Origin for region

C14: from Latin regiō, from regere to govern
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Medicine definitions for region

region

[ rējən ]

n.

An area of the body having natural or arbitrary boundaries.
A portion of the body having a special nervous or vascular supply.
A part of an organ with a special function.
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Idioms and Phrases with region

region


see in the neighborhood (region) of.

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