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noun area pronunciation in British English /ˈeəriə/
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singulararea
pluralareas
  1. 1
    [countable] a particular subject, type of activity etc
    Mathematics is a subject which has links with all other curriculum areas.
    What is your main area of concern?
    His particular area of expertise is engineering.
  2. 2
    [countable] a part of a city, town, country etc
    Bus services in rural areas are not very good.
    I went on a tour of Vancouver and the surrounding area.
    area of: My family has lived in this area of England for years.
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    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.
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  3. 3
    [countable] a place on the surface of something such as a part of your body
    Be sure to apply sunblock to sensitive areas of your skin.
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  4. 4

    area

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    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 kilometres or square miles
    The surface area of the screen should be at least one square metre.
  5. 5

    the area

    [singular] the penalty area on a football field
    He scored from the edge of the area.

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