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noun [C]     /zəʊn/ US  /zoʊn/
B1 an area, especially one that is different from the areas around it because it has different characteristics or is used for different purposes: an earthquake zone a nuclear-free zone He was charged with driving 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. This stretch of coast has been designated a danger zone. The UN Security Council has established a no-fly zone (= one into which aircraft are not permitted to fly).Space - general wordsAreas of land in general specialized geography, environment one of the five parts the Earth is divided into according to temperature, marked by imaginary lines going around it from east to west: temperate zonesWeather and climate - general words
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