ETYM Latin area a broad piece of level ground. Related to Are.
The size of a surface. It is measured in square units, usually square inches (in2), square yards (yd2), or square miles (mi2). Surface area is the area of the outer surface of a solid.
The areas of geometrical plane shapes with straight edges are determined using the area of a rectangle. Integration may be used to determine the area of shapes enclosed by curves.
1. A part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function.
2. A part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; SYN. region.
3. A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); SYN. country.
4. A subject of study.
5. The extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; SYN. expanse, surface area.
ETYM From Latin expansus, p. p. of expandere. Related to Expand.
A wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky; SYN. extent.
ETYM Latin territorium, from terra the earth: cf. French territoire. Related to Terrace.
1. A territorial possession controlled by a ruling state; SYN. dominion, territorial dominion, province, mandate, colony.
2. An area of knowledge or interest.
In animal behavior, a fixed area from which an animal or group of animals excludes other members of the same species. Animals may hold territories for many different reasons; for example, to provide a constant food supply, to monopolize potential mates, or to ensure access to refuges or nest sites.
The size of a territory depends in part on its function: some nesting and mating territories may be only a few square meters, whereas feeding territories may be as large as hundreds of square kilometers.