|1.||any large, indefinite, and continuous part of a surface or space|
|2.||an area considered as a unit for geographical, functional, social, or cultural reasons|
|3.||an administrative division of a country: Tuscany is one of the regions of the Italian Republic|
|4.||a realm or sphere of activity or interest|
|5.||range, area, or scope: in what region is the price likely to be?|
|6.||a division or part of the boday: the lumbar region|
|7.||See also islands council (in Scotland from 1975 until 1996) any of the nine territorial divisions into which the mainland of Scotland was divided for purposes of local government; replaced in 1996 by council areas|
|[C14: from Latin regiō, from regere to govern]|
region re·gion (rē'jən)
An area of the body having natural or arbitrary boundaries.
A portion of the body having a special nervous or vascular supply.
A part of an organ with a special function.