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EN[ˈɛə̯ɹɪə̯] [ˈæɹ.i.ə] [ˈɛɹ.i.ə]
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  • Area is the quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional figure or shape, or planar lamina, in the plane. Surface area is its analog on the two-dimensional surface of a three-dimensional object.
  • The area of a shape can be measured by comparing the shape to squares of a fixed size.
  • There are several well-known formulas for the areas of simple shapes such as triangles, rectangles, and circles. Using these formulas, the area of any polygon can be found by dividing the polygon into triangles.
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    Definition of area in English Dictionary

  • NounPLareasPLareæ
    1. (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
      1. A particular geographic region.
        1. Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
          1. The photo is a little dark in that area. ‎
        2. Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.
          1. Today, a new area of research that similarly aims to mimic a complex biological phenomenon—life itself—is taking off. Synthetic biology, a seductive experimental subfield in the life sciences, seems tantalizingly to promise custom-designed life created in the laboratory.
        3. (Britain) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.
          1. (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
            1. Bendtner's goal-bound shot was well saved by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi but fell to Arsahvin on the edge of the area and the Russian swivelled, shaped his body and angled a sumptuous volley into the corner.
          2. SLA Genitals.
            1. But what do I do when the third one runs at me with his bike helmet on? I got no more hands to protect my area!
        4. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • On examination a solitary nodule, which used to bleed on slightest trauma, was seen over an area of atrophic looking dyspigmented 8 × 10 cm plaque, situated in the interscapular region.
            • The area was plagued by all sorts of vermin: fleas, lice, mice, and rats to name a few.
            • Global warming could wipe some coastal areas off the map.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • An anonymous caller tipped off the police that the suspect would be in the area.
            • The robot's six legs distributed its weight over a wide area.
            • Schools and colleges will have to take on board the views of young people and parents in their area.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
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          2. en aread
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          4. en areas
          5. en areach
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Grammatically, this word "area" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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