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English definition of “arena”

arena

noun [C] uk   /əˈriː.nə/ us  

arena noun [C] (PLACE)

a large, flat area surrounded by seats used for sports or entertainment: an Olympic/a sports arenaSports venuesPublic entertainment venues

arena noun [C] (ACTIVITY)

an activity that involves argument and discussion: After 30 years in the political arena, our local member of parliament is retiring next year.Busy and activeHurrying and doing things quicklyDebate and discussion
(Definition of arena from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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