• Badlands on the Red Deer River in Alberta. This region is the richest known collecting ground for cretacic dinosaurs
    Badlands on the Red Deer River in Alberta. This region is the richest known collecting ground for cretacic dinosaurs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n region a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve "in the abdominal region"
    • n region a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about "it was a limited realm of discourse","here we enter the region of opinion","the realm of the occult"
    • n region the extended spatial location of something "the farming regions of France","religions in all parts of the world","regions of outer space"
    • n region a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
    • n region 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"
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Abdominal Regions Abdominal Regions

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dolphins hear by having sound waves transmit through their skull to their inner ear region
    • Region 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 ."
    • Region Place; rank; station. "He is of too high a region ."
    • Region The inhabitants of a district.
    • Region The upper air; the sky; the heavens. "Anon the dreadful thunder
      Doth rend the region ."
    • Region Tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything; neighborhood; vicinity; sphere. "Though the fork invade the region of my heart.""Philip, tetrarch of .. the region of Trachonitis."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Diamonds were first discovered in the riverbeds of the Golconda region of India over 4,000 years ago.
    • n region Any considerable and connected part of a space or surface; specifically, a tract of land or sea of considerable but indefinite extent; a country; a district; in a broad sense, place without special reference to location or extent: as, the equatorial regions; the temperate regions; the polar regions; the upper regions of the atmosphere.
    • n region An administrative division of a city or territory; specifically, such a division of the city of Rome and of the territory about Rome, of which the number varied at different times; a district, quarter, or ward (modern rione). Under Servius Tnllius there were four regions in the city and twenty-six in the Roman territory.
    • n region Figuratively, the inhabitants of a region or district of country.
    • n region In anatomy, a place in or a part of the body in any way indicated: as, the abdominal regions.
    • n region Place; rank; station; dignity.
    • n region Specifically, the space from the earth's surface out to the orbit of the moon: properly called the elemental region.
    • n region In zoögeog., a large faunal area variously limited by different authors. Especially— A realm; one of several primary divisions of the earth's surface, characterized by its fauna: as, the Palearctic or the Nearctic region. The term acquired specific application to certain large principal areas from its use in this sense by P. L. Sclater in 1857. Sclator's regions, adopted with little modification by Günther and Wallace, were six in number: the Palearctic, Ethiopian, Oriental or Indian, Australian, Nearctic, and Neotropical. (See these words.) Baird added a seventh, the West Indian, now considered a division of the Neotropical. In 1874 Sclater, following Huxley, recognized as primary divisions
    • n region Of the thorax, same as inframammary region.
    • n region Synonyms Quarter, locality, clime, territory.
    • n region In the plan of excavations at Pompeii, one of the primary divisions introduced by Fiorelli about 1860. The arrangement is based on a misconception but has nevertheless been retained. Each region contains several blocks or insulæ.
    • n region In phytogeography: A mountain belt marked by peculiar floral types; an altitudinal zone. Thus used by Humboldt, who for the equatorial district of the Andes distinguished nine such regions. Schimper also prefers this term to zone in treating of mountain belts. He distinguishes, on purely œcological grounds, basal, montane, and alpine mountain regions.
    • n region A comprehensive territorial unit with sufficient uniformity of conditions to secure uniformity in vegetation. A region will include several formations and will itself be included in some larger unit, as a realm.
    • n region For a special use, see life zone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the dry valleys region of Antarctica, it has not rained in 2 million years according to scientists
    • n Region rē′jun a portion of land: country: any area or district, with respect to fauna, flora, &c.: :
    • n Region rē′jun (Shak.) rank, dignity
    • n Region rē′jun (Shak.) the elemental space between the earth and the moon's orbit
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  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    “America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness; her state is like that in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven.”
  • Herodotus
    “In soft regions are born soft men.”
  • Roland Barthes
    “To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Switzerland is a curst, selfish, swinish country of brutes, placed in the most romantic region of the world.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. région, from L. regio, a direction, a boundary line, region, fr. regere, to guide, direct. See Regimen
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. regio, regionisregĕre, to rule.


In literature:

The first motif is that of regional rivalry coupled with irredentism.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Ballads and laments vary in style and subject matter from region to region.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
From what regions did people come to Jesus to be healed?
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
For the purposes of this report, the geologic history may be said to begin with the regional uplift which marked the close of the Mesozoic.
"Drainage Modifications and Glaciation in the Danbury Region Connecticut" by Ruth Sawyer-Harvey
The dates of the Itza dominance over the region around Tayasal are roughly those given above.
"History of the Spanish Conquest of Yucatan and of the Itzas" by Philip Ainsworth Means
Clouds more generally form in the upper regions of the atmosphere because it is normally colder in the higher regions.
"Nature's Miracles, Volume 1" by Elisha Gray
Another anomaly which we find in the trade-wind region, is the monsoon.
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler
The region of cerebrum thus developed is the so-called olfactory lobe and hippocampal formation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Like tropical regions generally, Honolulu does not lack for annoying insects and disagreeable as well as poisonous reptiles.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
Another instance occurred in this same region, a few years afterward.
"Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders" by William A. Alcott

In poetry:

We allow that the sun-shine is fair,
We allow that its region is bright,
But ah ! 'twould our graces ensnare,
Too soon our gay youth would it blight.
"Morning Walk" by Laura Sophia Temple
Then my Soul walked far with this maiden--
In this beautiful region of gold,
And died on the love-burdened accents,
From the fount of her bosom that rolled.
"Yemen" by James Avis Bartley
To the regions beyond I must go, I must go
Where the story has never been told;
To the millions that never have heard of His love,
I must tell the sweet story of old.
"The Regions Beyond" by Albert Benjamin Simpson
Hers was that sunshine of the heart,
Which Home's fair region cheer'd,
Hers the upright, unselfish aim,
The fond response to duty's claim,
The faith that never fear'd.
"Mrs. Morris Collins," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
After high deeds, not left untold,
In the stern warfare, which of old
'T was his to share,
Such noble leagues he made, that more
And fairer regions, than before,
His guerdon were.
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He looked, and 'twixt the earth and sky
Amid the noontide haze,
A shadowy region met his eye,
And grew beneath his gaze,
As if the vapours of the air
Had gathered into shapes so fair.
"The Hunter's Vision" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

The Division III, Region 10 regional quarterfinal is scheduled for 7 pm Saturday at Clyde High School.
The USDA has announced the scheduling of four regional meetings which will outline available resources to assist with local, regional and state recovery efforts.
Dupree (left), 56, of Davie, is the director of the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel for the South District Region.
Tyler Muse of Bel Air won the Maryland Junior College and Region 20 race at the Washington County Regional Park Saturday.
The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission's Personnel Committee will meet at 2:30 pm, Nov 13 in the Airport Conference Room at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport.
Regional manager Steve Greenfield and inside sales specialist Lance Rohrecker will be responsible for maintaining and expanding Connolly 's customer base and identifying new opportunities in the Western region.
Christina Luhn, director of the Mega-Region Initiative for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.
The Florida State men's cross country team turned the Apalachee Regional Park course into their own personal playground Friday morning, romping to a successful NCAA South Region title defense in dominant fashion.
Gannon volleyball coach Matt Darling has been named the AVCA Atlantic Region coach of the year, while the Lady Knights' Lauren Sazama and Megan Wendel earned all-Atlantic Region honors.
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will vote on adoption of a new 2012 Regional Plan on Dec 12.
Common Opponents Vs. Mooney 24 Poland 7 Regional Semi: Poland 10 Hoban 7 Regional Qtrs: Poland 38 Akron SVSM 14.
He served in the US Public Health Service and retired as a Regional Administrator, EPA Region X.
Hosts Jon and Joanie Dyer , from left, with Dr Stan Bradley, medical director of Washington Regional Hospice, welcome guests to the Friends of Washington Regional Hospice Autumn Brunch on Nov 2.
Panama was the region's fastest growing regional economy in 2012 with a 10.5 percent expansion, followed by Peru's 6.2 percent, Chile's 5.5 percent and Venezuela's 5.3 percent.
The good news for fans of Region 4 basketball is that some of the best teams in North Dakota call the region home.

In science:

This threshold is marked on the diagram by the lines separating region I from regions III and V and region II from region VI.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
So the regions of types A and C alternate in the path, with a region of type A being first and a region of type C being last.
Path counting and random matrix theory
The chain is “sucked” towards regions with low concentration of obstacles since it can maximize its entropy there, and these regions of space act like the negative potential regions of the Gaussian random potential.
Localization of Polymers in Random Media: Analogy with Quantum Particles in Disorder
In tiny m0 region, the lightest sparticle becomes charged, namely, the right-handed scalar tau, which should be excluded (shaded region), and the shadow region in the bottom is also experimentally disfavored from the lightest Higgs boson mass.
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
This figure illustrates two regions for b: I is the resonant region where there is an optimal amount of topological randomness p enhancing ρc ; II is the harmful region where the topological randomness p decreases the level of the cooperation ρc .
Randomness enhances cooperation: a resonance type phenomenon in evolutionary games