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arenanoun [C]

 us   /əˈri·nə/
a ​central, ​levelarea for the ​performance of ​sports or ​entertainment, having ​raisedseats around it from which ​people can ​see the ​activities, or a ​buildingcontaining the ​seats and ​performancearea: a ​sports arena
An arena is also a ​particularactivity, esp. one that ​involvescompetition and gets a lot of ​publicattention: She ​entered the ​political arena as a ​young woman.
(Definition of arena from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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arenanoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​cutcosts.business/political/sales arena He said he hoped to ​join the ​entrepreneurialbusiness arena.
(Definition of arena from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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