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noun [countable] zone pronunciation in British English /zəʊn/
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singularzone
pluralzones
  1. an area that has an important or typical feature
    the coastal/earthquake zone
    the danger zone: Climbing another 50 feet would bring her out of the danger zone.
    1. a.
      an area where a particular activity is allowed or not allowed
      a combat zone
      a free-trade zone
      a traffic-free/smoke-free/alcohol-free zone
      a loading zone
    2. c.
      a division of a larger area that is divided according to a system
      Your ticket is valid for Zones 1 and 2 only.

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