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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Region  \Re"gion\  (r?"j?n),  n.  [F.  r['e]gion,  from  L.  regio  a 
  direction,  a  boundary  line  region,  fr  regere  to  guide, 
  direct.  See  {Regimen}.] 
  1.  One  of  the  grand  districts  or  quarters  into  which  any 
  space  or  surface,  as  of  the  earth  or  the  heavens,  is 
  conceived  of  as  divided;  hence  in  general,  a  portion  of 
  space  or  territory  of  indefinite  extent;  country; 
  province;  district;  tract. 
  If  thence  he  'scappe,  into  whatever  world,  Or 
  unknown  region.  --Milton. 
  2.  Tract,  part  or  space,  lying  about  and  including  anything 
  neighborhood;  vicinity;  sphere.  ``Though  the  fork  invade 
  the  region  of  my  heart.''  --Shak. 
  Philip,  tetrarch  of  ..  the  region  of  Trachonitis. 
  --Luke  iii.  1. 
  3.  The  upper  air;  the  sky;  the  heavens.  [Obs.] 
  Anon  the  dreadful  thunder  Doth  rend  the  region. 
  4.  The  inhabitants  of  a  district.  --Matt.  iii.  5. 
  5.  Place  rank;  station.  [Obs.  or  R.] 
  He  is  of  too  high  a  region.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  extended  spatial  location  of  something  "the  farming 
  regions  of  France";  "religions  in  all  parts  of  the 
  world";  "regions  of  outer  space"  [syn:  {part}] 
  2:  a  part  of  an  animal  that  has  a  special  function  or  is 
  supplied  by  a  given  artery  or  nerve;  "in  the  abdominal 
  region"  [syn:  {area}] 
  3:  a  large  indefinite  location  on  the  surface  of  the  Earth; 
  "penguins  inhabit  the  polar  regions" 
  4:  the  approximate  amount  of  something  (usually  used 
  prepositionally  as  in  `in  the  region  of');  "it  was  going 
  to  take  in  the  region  of  two  or  three  months  to  finish  the 
  job";  "the  price  is  in  the  neighborhood  of  $100"  [syn:  {neighborhood}] 
  5:  a  knowledge  domain  that  you  are  interested  in  or  are 
  communicating  about  "it  was  a  limited  domain  of 
  discourse";  "here  we  enter  the  region  of  opinion";  "the 
  realm  of  the  occult"  [syn:  {domain},  {realm}] 

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