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area

noun uk   /ˈeə.ri.ə/ us    /ˈer.i-/

area noun (PLACE)

B1 [C] a particular part of a place, piece of land, or country: All areas of the country will have some rain tonight. The area of New York to the south of Houston Street is known as Soho. Houses in the London area (= in and around London) are very expensive. He's an area manager (= is responsible for business in a particular area) for a computer company. This is a very poor area. Dogs are not allowed in the children's play area.
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area noun (SUBJECT)

B2 [C] a subject or activity, or a part of it: Marketing is Paul's area. Software is not really my area of expertise.
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area noun (MEASURE)

[C or U] the size of a flat surface calculated by multiplying its length by its width: the area of a rectangle Meadow Farm is 50 square kilometres in area.

area noun (FOOTBALL)

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