What is area?

  • (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
    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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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 ... number, typically 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... The Mormons 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 ...
Yue Chinese - History - Qin and Han
... southward and conquered the Baiyue territories, and many Han people began settling in the Lingnan area ... language being spoken in the Lingnan area ... the 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 ...
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 one of dozens of major economic zones that are ... The provincial and municipal governments established and developed Zhengdong New Area, Mr ... design the overall planning scheme for Zhengdong New Area ...

More definitions of "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
  • (noun): A particular environment or walk of life.
    Example: "It was a closed area of employment"
    Synonyms: sphere, domain, orbit, field, arena
  • (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 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:

    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)

    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)

    If you meet a sectary, or a hostile partisan, never recognize the dividing lines; but meet on what common ground remains,—if only that the sun shines, and the rain rains for both; the area will widen very fast, and ere you know it the boundary mountains, on which the eye had fastened, have melted into air.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)