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region

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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Region

 

(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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region

[′rē·jən]
(computer science)
A group of machine addresses which refer to a base address.
(mathematics)
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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