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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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That being said, our results do offer preliminary evidence of men's overall preference for female pubic hairlessness that is congruent with cultural trends concerning both the prevalence of both pubic hair removal among (especially younger) women and the display of bare pubic regions by pornographic models and actresses (Schick et al., 2011).
Prior to healing of the navel, infants sometimes develop a rash consisting of bumps, yellowheads, or superficial blisters between the umbilicus and the pubic region. This type of rash is often caused by bacteria that colonize the navel.
Her finely sculpted buttocks were thought to make it antiquity's most erotic statue, while her pose, with the arms used strategically to conceal the breast and pubic region, helped bolster her huge popularity.
Fat in a man's pubic region, decreases the available length of his penis.
The muscles attach to the pelvis in the pubic region. Injuries to these muscles can be quite debilitating and take weeks or longer to heal.
The Spaniard missed more than a month with a 'sportsman hernia', which is a strain or tear in the groin and pubic region.
The term osteitis pubis refers to a chronic condition manifesting as pain in the pubic region, lower abdomen, and along the inner thigh region, usually on both sides.
If the damage in the pubic region is not too serious, Torres could even be back in light training after just a fortnight.
The court heard the 69-year-old told patients that examinations of breasts and the pubic region were vital to find the cause of headaches and whiplash.
<br />The ordinance refers to "adult live entertainment" involving "specified sexual activities," such as the "fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic regions, buttocks or female breasts."<br />"So what if you're a ballet producer and your ballet is going to have nudity or something erotic?
(2) Avulsion of hair usually occurs at the scalp, but also can be seen in multiple sites, including eyebrows, eyelashes, beards, and pubic regions; the number of sites typically increases with the patient's age.