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noun area pronunciation in American English /ˈeriə/
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singulararea
pluralareas
  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?

    His particular area of expertise is engineering.

  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

    Be sure to apply sunblock to sensitive areas of your skin.

  4. 4

    area

    or

    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.

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