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1. an area considered as a unit for geographical, functional, social, or cultural reasons
2. an administrative division of a country
3. (in Scotland from 1975 until 1996) any of the nine territorial divisions into which the mainland of Scotland was divided for purposes of local government; replaced in 1996 by council areas
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(1) A territory identified by certain characteristics or peculiarities. In many cases, a taxonomic unit, as in physico-geographical region.

(2) In certain countries outside the USSR, an administrative and territorial unit, as in Paris region.

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(computer science)
A group of machine addresses which refer to a base address.
The union of an open connected set with a subset of its boundary points (which may be the entire boundary or the empty set).
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Each of China's mainland provinces (including municipalities with equivalent status, autonomous regions, and special administrative regions) is like a country within a country.
And starting Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, Pagasa said Falcon will bring moderate to heavy rains over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Cagayan Valley.
Meanwhile, the Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, and Central Luzon may have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms.
weather bulletin, Pagasa said the Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, and Central Luzon will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshower and thunderstorms.
Pagasa said that on Saturday, the whole country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms, mostly in the afternoon or evening and particularly over the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
Twenty-four individuals have been arrested, so far, for alleged vote-buying in the Calabarzon region (Region 4A) and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Friday.

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