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Meaning of “area” in the English Dictionary

"area" in British English

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areanoun

uk   /ˈeə.ri.ə/  us   /ˈer.i-/
  • area noun (PLACE)

B1 [C] a ​particularpart of a ​place, ​piece of ​land, or ​country: All areas of the ​country will have some ​raintonight. 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 ​computercompany. 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 ​flatsurfacecalculated by ​multiplyingitslength by ​itswidth: the area of a ​rectangle Meadow Farm is 50 ​squarekilometres in area.
(Definition of area from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"area" in American English

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areanoun

 us   /ˈeər·i·ə/
  • area noun (PLACE)

[C] a ​part of the earth’s ​surface of ​land and ​water, or a ​particularpart of a ​country, ​city, ​town, etc.: an ​industrial/​suburban/​mountainous area [C] An area is also a ​particularpart of anything that ​takesspace: This area of the ​brain is called the ​cerebralcortex.
  • area noun (SUBJECT)

[C] a ​particularsubject or ​activity: His area of ​expertiseincludeslearningdisorders.
  • area noun (MEASURE)

geometry [C/U] the ​measure of a ​flatspace or ​surface: [C] You get the area of a ​rectangle by ​multiplyingitslength by ​itswidth.
(Definition of area from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"area" in Business English

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areanoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈeəriə/
a particular ​part of a ​place, ​piece of ​land, or country: This is an area of the city where 48% of the ​properties are ​rentalproperties. Our ​goal is to ​grow the ​totalnumber of ​jobs in the metropolitan area and to ​provide the ​environment for ​companies to ​grow and ​prosper. the reception/kitchen/​parking area the packaging/​trading area
a ​subject or ​activity, or a ​part of it: Principal ​growth in the past ​year has been in the area of new ​technology in ​manufacturing and ​medical settings. He looked continually for ways to ​expand his startup firm's area of ​expertise
(Definition of area from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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