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area code  


      n   a number prefixed to an individual telephone number: used in making long-distance calls  
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area  
      n  
1    any flat, curved, or irregular expanse of a surface  
2   
a    the extent of a two-dimensional surface enclosed within a specified boundary or geometric figure  
the area of Ireland, the area of a triangle     
b    the two-dimensional extent of the surface of a solid, or of some part thereof, esp. one bounded by a closed curve  
the area of a sphere     
3    a section, portion, or part  
an area of the body, an area of the sky     
4    region; district; locality  
a mountainous area     
5   
a    a geographical division of administrative responsibility  
b    (as modifier)  
area manager     
6    a part or section, as of a building, town, etc., having some specified function or characteristic  
reception area, commercial area, slum area     
7      (Also called)    areaway   a sunken area, usually enclosed, giving light, air, and sometimes access to a cellar or basement  
8    the range, extent, or scope of anything  
9    a subject field or field of study  
10    any unoccupied or unused flat open piece of ground  
11    the ground on which a building stands, or the ground surrounding a building  
12      (Anatomy)   any of the various regions of the cerebral cortex  
13      (Computing)   any part of a computer memory assigned to store data of a specified type  
     (C16: from Latin: level ground, open space, threshing-floor; related to arere to be dry)  
  areal      adj  


area code  
      n   a number prefixed to an individual telephone number: used in making long-distance calls  
Broca's area   , centre  
      n   the region of the cerebral cortex of the brain concerned with speech; the speech centre  
     (C19: named after Paul Broca)  
catchment area  
      n  
1    the area of land bounded by watersheds draining into a river, basin, or reservoir,   (Also called)    catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin  
2    the area from which people are allocated to a particular school, hospital, etc.  
council area  
      n   any of the 32 unitary authorities into which Scotland has been divided for administrative purposes since April 1996  
development area  
      n   (in Britain) an area suffering from high unemployment and economic depression, because of the decline of its main industries, that is given government help to establish new industries  
equal-area  
      n   modifier   (of a map projection) showing area accurately and therefore distorting shape and direction,   (Also)    homolographic  
goal area  
      n     (Soccer)   a rectangular area to the sides and front of the goal, measuring 20x6 yards on a full-sized pitch, from which goal kicks are taken,   (Also called)    six-yard area  
grey area  
      n  
1    (in Britain) a region in which unemployment is relatively high  
2    an area or part of something existing between two extremes and having mixed characteristics of both  
3    an area, situation, etc., lacking clearly defined characteristics  
local area network  
      n     (Computing)   the linking of a number of different devices by cable within a system,   (Abbrev.)    LAN  
mush area  
      n   a region where signals from two or more radio transmitters overlap, causing fading and distortion  
no-go area  
      n  
1    a district in a town that is barricaded off, usually by a paramilitary organization, within which the police, army, etc., can only enter by force  
2    an area that is barred to certain individuals, groups, etc.  
penalty area  
      n     (Soccer)   a rectangular area in front of the goal, within which the goalkeeper may handle the ball and within which a penalty is awarded for a foul by the defending team  
redevelopment area  
      n   an urban area in which all or most of the buildings are demolished and rebuilt  
rest area  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z)   a motorists' stopping place, usually off a highway, equipped with tables, seats, etc.  
service area  
      n  
1    a place on a motorway providing garage services, restaurants, toilet facilities, etc.  
2    the area within which a satisfactory signal can be received from a given radio transmitter  
staging area  
      n   a general locality used as a checkpoint or regrouping area for military formations in transit  
sterling area  
      n   a group of countries that use sterling as a medium of international payments and sometimes informally as a currency against which to peg their own currencies. For these purposes they deposit sterling balances and hold gold and dollar reserves in the Bank of England,   (Also called)    sterling bloc, scheduled territories  
support area  
      n     (Military)   an area containing concentrations of personnel and materiel ready to support a force in the field  
urban area  
      n   (in population censuses) a city area considered as the inner city plus built-up environs, irrespective of local body administrative boundaries  
white area  
      n   an area of land for which no specific planning proposal has been adopted  
wide area network  
      n     (Computing)   a network of computers interconnected over large distances, often by optical fibres or microwave communications,   (Abbrev.)    WAN  

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area  

1    district, domain, locality, neck of the woods     (informal)   neighbourhood, patch, plot, realm, region, sector, sphere, stretch, territory, tract, turf     (U.S. slang)   zone  
2    ambit, breadth, compass, expanse, extent, range, scope, size, width  
3    arena, department, domain, field, province, realm, sphere, territory  
4    part, portion, section, sector  
5    sunken space, yard  

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exp.
Area of responsability
npl.
(1) a remote area; an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city (2) a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Informal] [Disapproving] E.g.: Living out in the sticks requires more thought when it comes to transport due to the fact that you live far away from anywhere.
adj.
refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)
n.
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
[Bus.]
n.
A water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
[Tech.]
n.
plastic surgery consisting in removing the fat tissue from the abdominal area
popular term
exp.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
n.
name given to the discomfort felt in the abdominal area in situations of stress or anxiety
also known as "butterflies in the stomach" sensation
n.
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)

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