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"area" in British English

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areanoun

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

B1 [C] a particular part of a place, piece of land, or country: All areas of the country will have some rain tonight. 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 computer company. 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 flat surface calculated by multiplying its length by its width: the area of a rectangle Meadow Farm is 50 square kilometres 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 particular part of a country, city, town, etc.: an industrial/suburban/mountainous area
[C] An area is also a particular part of anything that takes space: This area of the brain is called the cerebral cortex.
  • area noun (SUBJECT)

  • area noun (MEASURE)

geometry [C/U] the measure of a flat space or surface: [C] You get the area of a rectangle by multiplying its length by its width.
(Definition of area from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"area" in Business English

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areanoun [C]

uk   /ˈeəriə/ us  
a particular part of a place, piece of land, or country: This is an area of the city where 48% of the properties are rental properties. Our goal is to grow the total number 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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“area” in American English

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