Definition of “region” - English Dictionary

“region” in British English

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regionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈriː.dʒən/ us /ˈriː.dʒən/

B1 a particular area or part of the world, or any of the large official areas 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 particular characteristic or is known for something:

a wine/farming region
There's a shortage of cheap housing in the region.

a particular part of someone's body:

He said he had sharp pains in the stomach region/the region of the stomach.
in the region of

C1 approximately:

They estimate that the temperature yesterday 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)

“region” in American English

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regionnoun [ C ]

us /ˈri·dʒən/

a particular area or part of a state, country, or the earth’s surface:

Wheat is the major crop of this region.

A region is also a particular area or part of the body:

He’s complaining of pain in the lower abdominal region.
regional
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈri·dʒə·nəl/

a regional trade and rail center
regionally
adverb /ˈri·dʒə·nəl·i/

(Definition of “region” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“region” in Business English

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regionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈriːdʒən/ us

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 Internet users than others.
The retailer plans 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)