What is area?

  • (noun): A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
    Example: "It was a mountainous area"
    Synonyms: country
    See also — Additional definitions below

Area

Area is a quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional surface or shape, or planar lamina, in the plane. Area can be understood as the amount of material with a given thickness that would be necessary to fashion a model of the shape, or the amount of paint necessary to cover the surface with a single coat. It is the two-dimensional analog of the length of a curve (a one-dimensional concept) or the volume of a solid (a three-dimensional concept).

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Some articles on area:

Yue Chinese - History - Qin and Han
... and many Han people began settling in the Lingnan area ... to the Chinese language being spoken in the Lingnan area ... Nanyue region, many Han people entered the area and lived together with the Nanyue population, consequently affecting the lifestyle of the Nanyue people as well as stimulating the spread of ...
Omaha, Nebraska - History
... Immediately south of that area, Americans built several fur trading outposts in succeeding years, including Fort Lisa in 1812 Fort Atkinson in 1819 Cabanné's Trading Post, built in 1822, and Fontenelle's Post in 1823 ... built a town called Cutler's Park in the area in 1846 ... The treaty and cession involving the Omaha area occurred in 1854 when the Omaha Tribe ceded most of east-central Nebraska ...
DMA - Demographics
... Designated Market Area, a region of the country in which radio and television stations in the major city of the area are seen in homes and households, as defined by Nielsen Media Research ... The IOC code for Dominica Dublin Metropolitan Area, an Irish court and police jurisdiction ...
Zhengzhou - Economic Development Zones
... The Zhengdong New Area, also known as Zhengzhou Eastern New District, similar to Hangzhou Bay New Area in Ningbo and Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai, is just ... The provincial and municipal governments established and developed Zhengdong New Area, Mr ... design the overall planning scheme for Zhengdong New Area ...
Wide Area Telephone Service
... telecommunications, a Wide Area Telephone Service (WATS) is a long distance service offering for customer dial-type telecommunications between a given customer station ... beginning with a designated toll-free area code ... The first inward WATS area code issued was 800, with 888, 877, and 866 area codes being planned and implemented in the 1990s, The 855 code was implemented in late 2010, and 844, 833 and 822 reserved for future ...

More definitions of "area":

  • (noun): A part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function.
    Example: "The spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
  • (noun): A subject of study.
    Example: "It was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
  • (noun): A particular environment or walk of life.
    Example: "It was a closed area of employment"
    Synonyms: sphere, domain, orbit, field, arena
  • (noun): The extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary.
    Example: "The area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"
    Synonyms: expanse, surface area
  • (noun): A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve.
    Synonyms: region

Famous quotes containing the word area:

    The area [of toilet training] is one where a child really does possess the power to defy. Strong pressure leads to a powerful struggle. The issue then is not toilet training but who holds the reins—mother or child? And the child has most of the ammunition!
    Dorothy Corkville Briggs (20th century)

    ... nothing is more human than substituting the quantity of words and actions for their character. But using imprecise words is very similar to using lots of words, for the more imprecise a word is, the greater the area it covers.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)

    Whatever an artist’s personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists.
    Willem De Kooning (b. 1904)