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Main Entry: ar·ea
Pronunciation: primarystressar-emacron-schwa, primarystresser-
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin "open space, threshing floor" --related to AERIE
1 : a particular piece of ground or extent of space often set aside for special use <a picnic area> <a waiting area>
2 : the surface inside a figure or shape; especially : the number of unit squares equal to the amount of space the surface covers <a circle with an area of 500 square meters>
3 : REGION 2a <a farming area>
4 : a field of activity or study
5 : a part of the brain having a particular function (as vision or hearing)


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