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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

[ə′rēn·ə]
(zoology)
lek

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 ?
The yells and laughter of the green horde bore witness to the excellent quality of the sport and when I turned back to the arena, as Kantos Kan told me it was over, I saw three victorious calots, snarling and growling over the bodies of their prey.
Time and time again I won the applause of the bloodthirsty multitude, and toward the end there were cries that I be taken from the arena and be made a member of the hordes of Warhoon.
It flew true as an arrow and piercing the poor devil's heart laid him dead upon the arena.
Kantos Kan perceived my coup and stepping quickly to my side he placed his foot upon my neck and withdrawing his sword from my body gave me the final death blow through the neck which is supposed to sever the jugular vein, but in this instance the cold blade slipped harmlessly into the sand of the arena.
I turned again in time to see the gate of a nearby cage thrown open and three monstrous white apes spring into the arena.
What need of bars, indeed, to keep those poor victims from rushing into the arena which the edict of the gods had appointed as their death place!
Snatching up his long-sword, I sprang into the arena.
We were having a merry time of it, we two, when a great body of Issus' own guards were ordered into the arena.
In the walled confines of the arena we fought in an inextricable mass--howling, cursing, blood-streaked demons; and ever the sword of the young red man flashed beside me.
I could see messengers running swiftly through the audience, and as they passed the nobles there unsheathed their swords and sprang into the arena.
Ten of us can take the throne," for I had seen that Issus' guards had for the most part entered the fray within the arena.
Reinaldo Arenas, on the other hand, was constantly persecuted by outside forces for the expression that gave him life.