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noun area pronunciation in American English /ˈeriə/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a particular subject, type of activity, etc.

    Mathematics is a subject that has links with all other curriculum areas.

    What is your main area of concern?

  2. 2
    [countable] a part of a city, town, country, etc.

    Bus service in rural areas is not very good.

    I went on a tour of Vancouver and the surrounding area.

    area of:

    My family has lived in this area of New England for years.

    1. a.
      a part of a building, space, etc. used for a particular purpose

      You can park only in designated areas (=places available for this purpose).

      Visitors should wait in the reception area.

  3. 3
    [countable] a place on the surface of something such as a part of your body
  4. 4



    surface area

    [countable/uncountable] maths the amount of space that the surface of a place or shape covers. Area is expressed in square units, such as square kilometers or square miles

    The surface area of the screen should be at least one square meter.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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