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area

noun [C]
 
 
/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 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 →  See also assisted area , catchment area , development area , dollar area , the euro area , growth area , sales area , wilderness area
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