1 district, area, zone, territory, division, locality, sector, section, tract, part, dominion, precinct, province, quarter, department:
Each region is under the suzerainty of a powerful dictator.
2 sphere, territory, domain, province, field, ambit, pale, jurisdiction, bailiwick:
She is an expert in the region of climatology.
1 area of land/part of a country
large | small | entire, whole | distinct, particular, specific | northern, southern, etc. | central | border, far-flung, outlying, peripheral, remote | neighbouring, surrounding | unexplored | geographical | arid, coastal, desert, equatorial, jungle, mountain/mountainous, polar, tropical | Basque, Gulf, London, Pacific, etc. | autonomous | urbanized | rural | populated
a sparsely populated region
| economic | developed, industrial | developing | depressed, poor, underdeveloped
the poorer regions of the continent
| prosperous, rich
Italy's richest region
| oil-producing, etc.
VERB + REGION
inhabit, live in
Nomads have inhabited this region for thousands of years.
| work in | leave | visit | divide sth into
The country is divided into 17 autonomous regions.
| confine sb/sth to
This bird is largely confined to the southern regions of the country.
REGION + VERB
The champagne-producing region covers 34,500 hectares.
across a/the ~
Sports events across the region have been cancelled because of the weather.
| from a/the ~
Twenty participants from the Asia-Pacific region will be invited to the seminar.
| in/within a/the ~
The animal is found in the northern regions of Sweden.
| in the ~ of
(figurative) She earns in the region of (= approximately) £200,000.
| throughout a/the ~
The plant is found throughout the western regions of the country.
sth varies from region to region
Sanitary facilities varied widely from region to region.
2 part of the body
distinct, particular, specific | brain, etc.
from a/the ~
tissue from the mouth region
| in/within a/the ~
cells in a particular region of the brain
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