What is region?

  • (noun): A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve.
    Example: "In the abdominal region"
    Synonyms: area
    See also — Additional definitions below

Region

Region is most commonly found as a term used in terrestrial and astrophysics sciences also an area, notably among the different sub-disciplines of geography, studied by regional geographers. Regions consist of subregions that contain clusters of like areas that are distinctive by their uniformity of description based on a range of statistical data, for example demographic, and locales. In astrophysics some regions have science-specific terms such as galactic clusters.

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Some articles on region:

Geography Of Puerto Rico - Physical Geography
... The topography of the main island is divided into three major regions the mountainous region, which includes the Cordillera Central, Sierra de Luquillo Mountains, Sierra de Cayey and Sierra Bermeja, the ... dividing it into the northern and southern region ... The mountain region accounts for approximately 60% of the land area ...
Venetian Slovenia
... Beneška Slovenija, Friulian Sclavanie, Venetian Schiavonia Veneta) is a small mountainous region in northeastern Italy ... Most of the region is located in the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the area between the towns of Cividale del Friuli, Tarcento and Gemona ... It is part of the Province of Udine in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia ...
Demographics Of Guinea - Ethnic Groups
... in French, Fula or Fulani in English, who are chiefly found in the mountainous region of Fouta Djallon Maninka ... Mandingo in English, mostly inhabiting the savanna of Upper Guinea and the Forest region Susus or Soussous ... Several small groups (Gerzé or Kpelle, Toma, Kissis, etc.) in the forest region and Bagas (including Landoumas), Koniagis etc ...
Queensland Police - Regions
... There are eight police regions and four commands in the State of Queensland, each under command of an Assistant Commissioner Far Northern Region Northern Region Central Region North Coast Region ...
Geography Of The Philippines - Political Geography - Provinces - List of Landlocked Provinces in The Philippines
... provinces in the Philippines All provinces of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mt ... Province, Ifugao and Benguet Two provinces of Cagayan Valley (Region II) Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino Two provinces of Central Luzon (Region III) Nueva Ecija and Tarlac Four provinces of Mindanao Bukidnon of Northern ...

More definitions of "region":

  • (noun): The approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in 'in the region of').
    Example: "It was going to take in the region of two or three months to finish the job"
    Synonyms: neighborhood
  • (noun): The extended spatial location of something.
    Synonyms: part
  • (noun): A knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about.
    Example: "Here we enter the region of opinion"
    Synonyms: domain, realm
  • (noun): A large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth.
    Example: "Penguins inhabit the polar regions"

Famous quotes containing the word region:

    It was a favor for which to be forever silent to be shown this vision. The earth beneath had become such a flitting thing of lights and shadows as the clouds had been before. It was not merely veiled to me, but it had passed away like the phantom of a shadow, skias onar, and this new platform was gained. As I had climbed above storm and cloud, so by successive days’ journeys I might reach the region of eternal day, beyond the tapering shadow of the earth.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    For poetry was all written before time was, and whenever we are so finely organized that we can penetrate into that region where the air is music, we hear those primal warblings, and attempt to write them down, but we lose ever and anon a word, a verse, and substitute something of our own, and thus miswrite the poem.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    the Mind of Man—
    My haunt, and the main region of my song.
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)