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 for Region
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Region \Re"gion\ (r?"j?n), n. [F. r['e]gion, from L. regio a
     direction, a boundary line, region, fr. regere to guide,
     direct. See Regimen.]
     1. One of the grand districts or quarters into which any
        space or surface, as of the earth or the heavens, is
        conceived of as divided; hence, in general, a portion of
        space or territory of indefinite extent; country;
        province; district; tract.
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              If thence he 'scappe, into whatever world,
              Or unknown region.                    --Milton.
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     2. Tract, part, or space, lying about and including anything;
        neighborhood; vicinity; sphere. "Though the fork invade
        the region of my heart." --Shak.
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              Philip, tetrarch of .. the region of Trachonitis.
                                                    --Luke iii. 1.
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     3. The upper air; the sky; the heavens. [Obs.]
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              Anon the dreadful thunder
              Doth rend the region.                 --Shak.
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     4. The inhabitants of a district. --Matt. iii. 5.
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     5. Place; rank; station. [Obs. or R.]
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              He is of too high a region.           --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Domain \Do*main"\, n. [F. domaine, OF. demaine, L. dominium,
     property, right of ownership, fr. dominus master, owner. See
     Dame, and cf Demesne, Dungeon.]
     1. Dominion; empire; authority.
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     2. The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted;
        the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the
        like. Also used figuratively. [WordNet sense 2]
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              The domain of authentic history.      --E. Everett.
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              The domain over which the poetic spirit ranges. --J.
                                                    C. Shairp.
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     3. Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the
        mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy;
        demesne. [WordNet sense 2] --Shenstone.
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     4. (Law) Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one
        has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount
        or sovereign ownership.
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     5. (Math.) the set of values which the independent variable
        of a function may take. Contrasted to range, which is
        the set of values taken by the dependent variable.
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     6. (Math.) a connected set of points, also called a region.
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     7. (Physics) a region within a ferromagnetic material,
        composed of a number of atoms whose magnetic poles are
        pointed in the same direction, and which may move together
        in a coordinated manner when disturbed, as by heating. The
        direction of polarity of adjacent domains may be
        different, but may be aligned by a strong external
        magnetic field.
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     8. (Computers) an address within the internet computer
        network, which may be a single computer, a network of
        computers, or one of a number of accounts on a multiuser
        computer. The domain specifies the location (host
        computer) to which communications on the internet are
        directed. Each domain has a corresponding 32-bit number
        usually represented by four numbers separated by periods,
        as 128.32.282.56. Each domain may also have an
        alphabetical name, usually composed of a name plus an
        extension separated by a period, as worldsoul.org; the
        alphabetical name is referred to as a domain name.
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     9. (Immunology) the three-dimensional structure within an
        immunoglobulin which is formed by one of the homology
        regions of a heavy or light chain. --Dict. Sci. Tech.
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     10. the field of knowledge, expertise, or interest of a
         person; as, he had a limited domain of discourse; I can't
         comment on that, it's outside my domain. [WordNet sense
         5]
  
     Syn: domain, realm, field, area. [PJC]
  
     11. a particular environment or walk of life. [WordNet sense
         1]
  
     Syn: sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena. [PJC]
  
     12. people in general; especially a distinctive group of
         people with some shared interest. [WordNet sense 4]
  
     Syn: world, domain. [PJC]
  
     Public domain,
  
     1. the territory belonging to a State or to the general
        government; public lands. [U.S.]
  
     2. the situation or status of intellectual property which is
        not protected by copyright, patent or other restriction on
        use. Anything
  
     in the public domain may be used by anyone without
        restriction. The effective term of force of copyrights and
        patents are limited by statute, and after the term
        expires, the writings and inventions thus protected go
        into the public domain and are free for use by all.
  
     Right of eminent domain, that superior dominion of the
        sovereign power over all the property within the state,
        including that previously granted by itself, which
        authorizes it to appropriate any part thereof to a
        necessary public use, reasonable compensation being made.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  region
      n 1: the extended spatial location of something; "the farming
           regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world";
           "regions of outer space" [syn: region, part]
      2: a part of an animal that has a special function or is
         supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal
         region" [syn: area, region]
      3: a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth;
         "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
      4: the approximate amount of something (usually used
         prepositionally as in `in the region of'); "it was going to
         take in the region of two or three months to finish the job";
         "the price is in the neighborhood of $100" [syn: region,
         neighborhood]
      5: a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are
         communicating about; "it was a limited realm of discourse";
         "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the
         occult" [syn: region, realm]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  123 Moby Thesaurus words for "region":
     Kreis, abode, acres, alluvion, alluvium, ambit, arable land,
     archbishopric, archdiocese, area, arrondissement, bailiwick,
     bearings, belt, bench mark, bishopric, borough, canton, city, clay,
     clod, commune, congressional district, constablewick, county,
     crust, demesne, departement, department, diocese, dirt, district,
     division, domain, dominion, dry land, duchy, dust, earth,
     electoral district, electorate, emplacement, field, freehold,
     glebe, government, grassland, ground, hamlet, hole, hundred,
     jurisdiction, land, landholdings, latitude and longitude, lieu,
     lithosphere, locale, locality, location, locus, magistracy,
     marginal land, marl, metropolis, metropolitan area, mold,
     neighborhood, oblast, okrug, pale, parish, part, pinpoint, place,
     placement, point, position, precinct, principality, province,
     quarter, real estate, real property, regolith, riding, section,
     sector, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, site,
     situation, situs, sod, soil, soke, sphere, spot, stake, state,
     stead, subaerial deposit, subsoil, terra, terra firma, terrain,
     territory, the country, topsoil, town, township, tract, vicinity,
     village, walk, wapentake, ward, whereabout, whereabouts, woodland,
     zone
  
  

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