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zone

noun [C]
 
 
/zəʊn/
an area, especially one that is different from the areas around it, because it has different characteristics or is used for different purposes: a danger/safety zone a construction/no-parking/nuclear-free zone
one of the areas into which a larger area is divided for a particular purpose: Most bus fares in the borough are to rise by 43%, while tube users in zone 1 will see an increase of 25%. The car was going faster than 60 mph in a 40-mph zone.a charging/fare zone New technology makes it much cheaper to determine whether a vehicle is in a charging zone.
an area of a city that is used for a particular purpose or activity: a commercial/industrial/residential zone Trucks are permitted within a 20-25 mile commercial zone where they drop off their trailers.
LAW a geographical region or group of countries that share a particular system, law, etc.: customs-free/passport-free zones Next to the airport is a special economic zone, an enclave of relative economic freedom designed to attract investors. External exchange rates matter less in a single currency zone of such size. →  See also development zone , duty-free zone , enterprise zone , the eurozone , foreign trade zone , free trade zone , special economic zone , time zone
Translations of “zone”
in Korean 지역, 지구…
in Arabic مَنطِقة…
in French zone…
in Turkish bölge, yer, mahal…
in Italian zona…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指有不同特徵或用途的)地帶,地區, (地球的)氣候帶…
in Russian зона…
in Polish strefa…
in Spanish zona…
in Portuguese zona…
in German die Zone…
in Catalan zona…
in Japanese 地帯, 区域…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指有不同特征或用途的)地带,地区, (地球的)气候带…
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