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re·gion

region

 
 
pronunciation:
ri jn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large space or area.
This region is famous for its apples.
synonyms:
area, expanse
similar words:
tract
definition 2: an area of the earth's surface that has certain features of land and climate.
I have traveled a lot in the Rocky Mountain region.This tree only grows in tropical regions.
synonyms:
area, zone
similar words:
belt, land
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  • regional:
    having to do with or belonging to a particular region.
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The word region contains the following part:
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight