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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



(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.


(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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The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress shall authorize the courts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to interpret on their own, in adjudicating cases, the provisions of this Law which are within the limits of the autonomy of the Region.
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Gebreyohanes Hagos, director general of Administration and Finance in the Ministry, explained that distribution of the supplies began on August 15 in the Central and Southern regions, and that the process would soon get underway in the other Administrative regions.
At present, CCTV has built an access network to more than 190,000 homes in the Southern and Central Administrative regions of Moscow, with plans to accelerate its growth in the near future.
2001, SNCF signed on behalf of the French administrative regions a global framework agreement for the supply of 500 AGC high-capacity regional trainsets.
The delivery of 279 AGC trainsets to 18 French administrative regions will take place as planned, starting in early 2004 and continuing through December 2007.
During late February 2003, a physician who was incubating SARS traveled from Guangzhou, the provincial capital, to Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, and stayed at a hotel.

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