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regionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈriː.dʒən/
B1 a ​particulararea or ​part of the ​world, or any of the ​largeofficialareas into which a ​country is ​divided: one of China's autonomous regions the ​Nordic/Asia-Pacific region the ​Basque region an ​area of a ​country, ​especially one that has a ​particularcharacteristic or is ​known for something: a wine/​farming region mountainous/​coastal regions There's a ​shortage of ​cheaphousing in the region. a ​particularpart of someone's ​body: He said he had ​sharppains in the ​stomach region/the region of the ​stomach.in the region of C1 approximately: They ​estimate that the ​temperatureyesterday was (​somewhere) in the region of -30°C. It will ​cost something in the region of $1 million.

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(Definition of region from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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regionnoun [C]

 us   /ˈri·dʒən/
a ​particulararea or ​part of a ​state, ​country, or the earth’s ​surface: Wheat is the ​majorcrop of this region. A region is also a ​particulararea or ​part of the ​body: He’s ​complaining of ​pain in the ​lowerabdominal region.
regional
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈri·dʒə·nəl/
a regional ​trade and ​railcenter
regionally
adverb  /ˈri·dʒə·nəl·i/
(Definition of region from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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regionnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈriːdʒən/
a particular ​area or ​part of the ​world, or one of the ​areas into which a country is ​divided: the less-developed regions of the ​world Coastal regions of the country have much better ​infrastructure and many more ​Internetusers than others. The ​retailerplans to ​open eight ​stores in the Baltimore region in the next two months.
in the region of used to show that a ​number is only ​approximate: cost/earn/pay in the region of sth A comparable ​system would ​cost somewhere in the region of 300,000 ​euros. They made us an ​offer in the region of $25,000.
(Definition of region from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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