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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.
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Robert Selsam, Boston Properties; David Arena, Grubb & Ellis; Peter DiCapua, Atco Properties.
The arena, which was announced in 1999 and cost slightly more than $100 million to build, will host the men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams, as well as concerts, commencement ceremonies, community events and prominent high school games.
With his round face and dimples, Tony Saca, who used to head the National Private Business Association, is the youngest presidential candidate ARENA has ever run.
The performance metric used for scoring encourages multiple robot teams, minimal operators and generation of practical maps showing the location of simulated victims throughout the arenas.
Firstly, they did not conceive of arena activities as cruel; they thought that watching gladiators was entertaining and good for people (it inured young men to violence).
Wing Commander Arena is a fast-paced space combat game where players can team up to attack other teams of ships.
The project will create thousands of jobs and provide an arena, commercial office space, 2,250 units of affordable housing, and market rate housing for which there is significant demand in Brooklyn.
coach Bruce Arena noticed, and he was brutal in his description of the 24-year-old winger's play.
NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that Arena Football[TM]: Road to Glory, the only arena football game available to fans of the extreme action sport has shipped to retail stores.
Like any group that has not been led or managed, they lost their mojo, but we are getting it back," said an upbeat Arena, who has wasted no time in using his not unsubstantial influence to attract a slew of talent to help him steer this ship on a new course.
A more gracious guest might say the Sports Arena is the victim of fickle Hollywood, where we too quickly toss aside our sweethearts for younger models with bigger, firmer luxury suites.
Being chosen as the cover athlete for Arena Football: Road to Glory is definitely one of the highlights of my career," said Bob McMillen.