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area British & World English

A region or part of a town, a country, or the world

area English Thesaurus

an inner-city area

the area in area British & World English

short for penalty area.

area code British & World English

Another term for dialling code.

area rug British & World English

A rug that covers only a part of a floor in a room

Bay Area British & World English

The region around San Francisco Bay, in north central California. Oakland is the hub of the East Bay, San Jose of the South Bay

euro area British & World English

The member states of the European Union whose currency is the euro

goal area British & World English

A rectangular area in front of the goal from within which goal kicks must be taken

grey area British & World English

An ill-defined situation or area of activity not readily conforming to a category or set of rules

no-go area British & World English

An area to which entry is dangerous, impossible, or forbidden

rest area British & World English

North American term for lay-by.

safe area British & World English

An area not liable to attack, especially one designated as such by the United Nations

Broca's area British & World English

A region of the brain concerned with the production of speech, located in the cortex of the dominant frontal lobe. Damage in this area causes Broca’s aphasia, characterized by hesitant and fragmented speech with little grammatical structure

danger area British & World English

An area in which there is a high risk of harm

dollar area British & World English

The area of the world in which currency is linked to the US dollar

in-goal area British & World English

The area between the goal line and the dead-ball line

island area British & World English

Each of three administrative areas in Scotland (Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles), consisting of groups of islands

motor area British & World English

A part of the central nervous system concerned with muscular action, especially the motor cortex

assisted area British & World English

(In the UK) a region receiving government grants or loans for industrial development

disaster area British & World English

An area in which a major disaster has recently occurred

language area British & World English

The area of the cerebral cortex thought to be particularly involved in the processing of language

penalty area British & World English

The rectangular area marked out in front of each goal, within which a foul by a defender involves the award of a penalty kick and outside which the goalkeeper is not allowed to handle the ball

service area British & World English

A roadside area where services are available to motorists

staging area British & World English

A stopping place or assembly point en route to a destination

sterling area British & World English

A group of countries, most belonging to the British Commonwealth, that formerly pegged their exchange rates to sterling or kept their reserves in sterling rather than gold or dollars

catchment area British & World English

The area from which a hospital’s patients or school’s pupils are drawn

distressed area British & World English

A region of high unemployment and poverty

out-of-area British & World English

(Of a military operation) conducted away from the place of origin or expected place of action of the force concerned

protected area British & World English

A rectangle in the centre of the pitch on which a bowler may not run after delivering the ball

technical area British & World English

A designated area around a team’s dugout, from where a coach or manager may give instructions to players on the field

Wernicke's area British & World English

A region of the brain concerned with the comprehension of language, located in the cortex of the dominant temporal lobe. Damage in this area causes Wernicke’s aphasia, characterized by superficially fluent, grammatical speech but an inability to use or understand more than the most basic nouns and verbs

association area British & World English

A region of the cortex of the brain which connects sensory and motor areas, and which is thought to be concerned with higher mental activities

conservation area British & World English

An area of notable environmental or historical interest or importance which is protected by law against undesirable changes

development area British & World English

(In the UK) an area in which government assistance is available to encourage business investment, in order to counteract unemployment

local area network British & World English

A computer network that links devices within a building or group of adjacent buildings, especially one with a radius of less than 1 km

wide area network British & World English

A computer network in which the computers connected may be far apart, generally having a radius of more than 1 km

special development area British & World English

(In the UK) a district for which special economic provision is made in legislation

Environmentally Sensitive Area British & World English

(In the UK) an area officially designated as containing landscapes or wildlife that would be threatened by unrestricted development

special area in special development area British & World English

(In the UK) a district for which special economic provision is made in legislation

speech centre British & World English

A region of the brain involved in the comprehension or production of speech

speech area in speech centre British & World English

A region of the brain involved in the comprehension or production of speech

surface area in surface British & World English

The area of an outer part or uppermost layer of something


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