ETYM French région, from Latin regio a direction, a boundary line, region, from regere to guide, direct. Related to Regimen.
1. A large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth.
2. The approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in 'in the region of'); SYN. neighborhood.
3. The extended spatial location of something; SYN. part.
1. An area dedicated to or reserved for a particular purpose.
2. In video programming, a contiguous group of pixels that are treated as a unit. On the Apple Macintosh, for example, a region is an area in a grafPort that can be defined and manipulated as an entity. The visible working area within a window is an example of a region. See also grafPort.