What is area?

  • (noun): A particular environment or walk of life.
    Example: "It was a closed area of employment"
    Synonyms: sphere, domain, orbit, field, arena
    See also — Additional definitions below


Area is a quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional surface or shape, or planar lamina, in the plane. Area can be understood as the amount of material with a given thickness that would be necessary to fashion a model of the shape, or the amount of paint necessary to cover the surface with a single coat. It is the two-dimensional analog of the length of a curve (a one-dimensional concept) or the volume of a solid (a three-dimensional concept).

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Some articles on area:

Wide Area Telephone Service
... telecommunications, a Wide Area Telephone Service (WATS) is a long distance service offering for customer dial-type telecommunications between a given customer station ... telephone number, typically beginning with a designated toll-free area code ... The first inward WATS area code issued was 800, with 888, 877, and 866 area codes being planned and implemented in the 1990s, The 855 code was implemented in late 2010, and 844 ...
Yue Chinese - History - Qin and Han
... territories, and many Han people began settling in the Lingnan area ... language being spoken in the Lingnan area ... and given authority over the Nanyue region, many Han people entered the area and lived together with the Nanyue population, consequently affecting the lifestyle of the Nanyue ...
Zhengzhou - Economic Development Zones
... The Zhengdong New Area, also known as Zhengzhou Eastern New District, similar to Hangzhou Bay New Area in Ningbo and Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai, is just one of dozens of major economic zones that are currently ... municipal governments established and developed Zhengdong New Area, Mr ... the overall planning scheme for Zhengdong New Area ...
DMA - Demographics
... Designated Market Area, a region of the country in which radio and television stations in the major city of the area are seen in homes and households ... IOC code for Dominica Dublin Metropolitan Area, an Irish court and police jurisdiction ...

More definitions of "area":

  • (noun): The extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary.
    Example: "The area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"
    Synonyms: expanse, surface area
  • (noun): A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve.
    Synonyms: region
  • (noun): A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
    Example: "It was a mountainous area"
    Synonyms: country
  • (noun): A part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function.
    Example: "The spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
  • (noun): A subject of study.
    Example: "It was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."

Famous quotes containing the word area:

    ... nothing is more human than substituting the quantity of words and actions for their character. But using imprecise words is very similar to using lots of words, for the more imprecise a word is, the greater the area it covers.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)

    Prestige is the shadow of money and power. Where these are, there it is. Like the national market for soap or automobiles and the enlarged arena of federal power, the national cash-in area for prestige has grown, slowly being consolidated into a truly national system.
    C. Wright Mills (1916–1962)

    The area [of toilet training] is one where a child really does possess the power to defy. Strong pressure leads to a powerful struggle. The issue then is not toilet training but who holds the reins—mother or child? And the child has most of the ammunition!
    Dorothy Corkville Briggs (20th century)