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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 ?
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. They were going to annihilate us by force of numbers--that was quite evidently their plan.
"To the seats, some of you!" I cried as we approached the arena's barrier wall.
Arena bosses say the plans will make the space the only purpose-built, interconnected arena, convention and exhibition centre in Europe, allowing the city to hold even more live events alongside the current events such as exhibitions, banqueting and conferences.
Realdania and the City of Copenhagen are working to develop a large indoor multipurpose arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, through a joint company called Arena CPHX P/S.
8/11 Baltimore, MD 1<sup>st</sup> Mariner Arena
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.
Nick Apostle, the city's community services commissioner and arena project lead, says an an earlier $21.4-million cost estimate for a 4,000-seat multi-purpose spectator facility was based on original 1997-98 budget figures.
The 33-year-old kicks off the arena tour at the end of April next year and her spokesman said it would be a "brand new show, completely different from previous tours".
The multi-platinum artist returns to the city after celebrating the 30th anniversary of his breakthrough album, Reckless, at the waterfront arena in November last year.
Realdania and Copenhagen cooperate to develop a large indoor arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, through the company Arena CPHX P / S.
Arena Zapad: 16.20, 17.50, 19.00, 20.30, 21.40, 23.10