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arena

Ancient history the central area of an ancient Roman amphitheatre, in which gladiatorial contests and other spectacles were held

Arena

A space of any shape surrounded by seats rising in tiers surrounding a stage; a type of theater without a proscenium.

arena

(POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY) any domain of discourse and competition, or of conflict or struggle for political power.

arena

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(zoology)
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arena

1. An acting space of any shape surrounded by seats.
2. A type of theater not having a proscenium, the spectators” seats, rising in tiers, wholly surrounding the stage.
3. The sanded central area in a Roman amphitheater or circus, surrounded by the seats.
4. Any building, indoor or outdoor, for sports events, etc.

arena

(programming)
The area of memory attached to a Unix process by the brk and sbrk system calls and used by malloc as dynamic storage. So named from a "malloc: corrupt arena" message emitted when some early versions detected an impossible value in the free block list.

See overrun screw, aliasing bug, memory leak, memory smash, smash the stack.
References in classic literature ?
Now he shouted excitedly for Korak to come back, for he knew that in the sacred arena the other bulls might be expected to come to the assistance of their king against an outsider, though there was small likelihood that the king would need assistance.
From either end of the arena a mounted knight in armour had entered.
Just beneath the lowest tier of seats was a series of barred cages on a level with the surface of the arena.
In addition to the gladiatorial combats and other shows, they sometimes threw members of the hated sect into the arena of the Coliseum and turned wild beasts in upon them.
He reminded one slightly of a clown leaping into the arena of a circus with the cry: Here we are again.
Upon every hand rose the mighty giants of the untouched forest, with the matted undergrowth banked so closely between the huge trunks that the only opening into the little, level arena was through the upper branches of the trees.
The king closed the door with his own hands, and began to walk up and down his apartment at a furious pace, like a wounded bull in an arena, trailing from his horn the colored streamers and the iron darts.
This, to their delight, opened to the lifting of an ordinary latch, letting them into a circular arena, surrounded by tiers of seats.
The attitude of our captors altered immediately as they entered the natural arena within the rocky hills.
It was the arena and a wild thag or fierce tarag for me--unless the Mahars elected to take me to the pits.
But not as they play it in the arena at Manator," replied Lan-O.
All his life he had been a schemer, his eyes turned towards the big things, yet with himself always occupying the one glorified place in the centre of the arena.