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area

noun  us   /ˈeər·i·ə/

area noun (PLACE)

[C] a part of the earth’s surface of land and water, or a particular part of a country, city, town, etc.: an industrial/suburban/mountainous area [C] An area is also a particular part of anything that takes space: This area of the brain is called the cerebral cortex.

area noun (SUBJECT)

area noun (MEASURE)

geometry [C/U] the measure of a flat space or surface: [C] You get the area of a rectangle by multiplying its length by its width.
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