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English definition of “arena”


noun [C]     /əˈriːnə/
a particular area of activity , especially one that is competitive and attracts a lot of attention : As they focus on growth in the fiercely competitive beer brands arena, the companies have sought to cut costs .business/political/sales arena He said he hoped to join the entrepreneurial business arena.
(Definition of arena noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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