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 Old Eng. arai, arrai, Old Fren. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, French arroi.
1. An orderly arrangement.
2. An impressive display.
3. An arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics.
4. Especially fine or decorative clothing; SYN. finery, raiment, regalia.
ETYM French domaine, Old Fren. demaine, Latin dominium, property, right of ownership, from dominus master, owner. Related to Dame, and cf Demesne, Dungeon.
1. A knowledge domain that one is interested in or is communicating about; SYN. region, realm.
2. Territory over which rule or control is exercised; SYN. demesne, land.
3. The set of values of the independent variable for which a function is defined.
ETYM Old Fren. purveu, pourveu, French pourvu, provided, p. p. of Old Fren. porveoir, French pourvoir. Related to Purvey, View, Proviso.
1. The limit or scope of a statute; the whole extent of its intention or provisions; jurisdiction.
2. Limit or sphere of authority; scope; extent.
Scope or range of operation; range of vision or comprehension.
ETYM From Range: cf. French rangée.
1. The limits within which something can be effective; SYN. reach.
2. The limits of the values a function can take.
3. A variety of different things or activities.
4. A place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds.
5. A series of hills or mountains; SYN. mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains.
6. A large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze.
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.
ETYM Italian scopo, Latin scopos a mark, aim, Greek skopos, a watcher, mark, aim; akin to skopein to view, and perh. to Eng. spy. Related to Skeptic, Bishop.
An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control; SYN. range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit.
ETYM as. spann; akin to Dutch span, Old High Germ. spanna, German spanne, Icel. spönn. Related to Span.
1. A unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches).
2. The complete duration of something.
3. The distance or interval between two points.
The algebraic difference between the limits of the range from zero to full scale.
ETYM Old Eng. spere, Old Fren. espere, French sphčre, Latin sphaera. Greek spheros a sphere, a ball.
1. A three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center.
2. Any ball-shaped artifact.
3. A solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses).
4. A particular environment or walk of life; SYN. domain, area, orbit, field, arena.
5. The geographical area in which one nation is very influential; SYN. sphere of influence.
In mathematics, a perfectly round object with all points on its surface the same distance from the center. This distance is the radius of the sphere. For a sphere of radius r, the volume V = 4/3pr3 and the surface area A = 4pr2.
Sinonimi: geographical zone
ETYM French zone, Latin zona, Greek zone; akin to zonnynai to gird, Lith. justa a girdle, justi to gird, Zend yâh.
1. A circumscribed geographical region characterized by some distinctive features.
2. An area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic.
3. Any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude; SYN. geographical zone.