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comfort zone

the range of atmospheric temperature and humidity considered comfortable for most people. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for comfort zone
  • But their comfort zone is furnished with self-deception.
  • Stepping out of comfort zone is a huge challenge for students.
  • Sure, he was talking about subjects within his comfort zone, such as deregulation and tax policy.
  • People can put up a lot of hardship in terms of living quarters even in today's taken-for-granted comfort zone.
  • For a lot of reasons this was well outside of my comfort zone.
  • Regardless of whether she succeeds, it's admirable that she's wandered so far outside her comfort zone.
  • They could attend a tea ceremony, or go out of their comfort zone to try an exotic new food.
  • If you stick to your comfort zone, you'll never be able to increase your flexibility.
  • Go out of your comfort zone and look for ways you wouldn't normally find a job.
  • Main courses drift toward the comfort zone, with purées and soft polenta to swaddle homey ingredients in a cushiony layer.
British Dictionary definitions for comfort zone

comfort zone

a situation or position in which a person feels secure, comfortable, or in control: encouraging people to work outside their comfort zone
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Contemporary definitions for comfort zone

the range of temperature within which an environment is comfortable for most people with no heating or cooling necessary; also for humans, 28-30 degrees C, at which the naked body can maintain heat balance without sweating or shivering; the range of atmospheric temperature and humidity within which the human body feels and works comfortably and efficiently, typically 19-24°C


The comfort zone is often described as 55° to 70°F with a humidity of 30 to 55 percent.


an environment or situation in which a person feels secure or at ease; also figuratively, an established lifestyle in which a person feels comfortable as long as there is no drastic change's 21st Century Lexicon
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comfort zone in Medicine

comfort zone com·fort zone (kŭm'fərt)
The temperature range between 28° and 30°C or 82.5° and 86°F at which the naked body maintains heat balance without shivering or sweating; in the clothed body, the range is between 13° and 21°C or 55.5° and 70°F.

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