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{adj: Asian, oriental} denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java
"Oriental politeness"
"for people of South and East Asian ancestry the term `Asian' is preferred to `Oriental'"
"Asian ancestry"



{adj: anal, anal retentive} a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.
<-> oral

{adj: antecubital} of or relating to the region of the arm in front of the elbow
"blood was drawn from the antecubital region"

{adj: bounded, delimited} having the limits or boundaries established
"a delimited frontier through the disputed region"

{adj: east-central} of a region of the United States generally including Kentucky, West Virginia

{adj: endemic} native to or confined to a certain region
"the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"
<-> cosmopolitan

{adj: epizootic} (of animals) epidemic among animals of a single kind within a particular region
"an epizootic disease"

{adj: established, naturalized} introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation

{adj: floral} of or relating to the plant life in a particular region
"characteristic alpine floral elements"

{adj: north-central} being in or of a region of the United States generally including states of the upper Mississippi valley and Great Lakes region lying north of the Ohio River and the southern boundaries of Kansas and Missouri and between the western boundary of Pennsylvania and the eastern boundaries of Montana and Wyoming and Colorado

{adj: northeastern} of a region of the United States generally including the New England states; New York; and sometimes New Jersey and Pennsylvania

{adj: south-central} being in or of a region of the United States including the states of the lower Mississippi valley and east of the Rio Grande

{adj: sublittoral} of or relating to the region of the continental shelf (between the seashore and the edge of the continental shelf) or the marine organisms situated there

{adj: temperate} (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate
"a temperate region"
"the temperate zones"
"temperate plants"
<-> intemperate

{adj: tropical, tropic} relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
"tropical islands"
"tropical fruit"

{n: Abruzzi, Abruzzi e Molise} a mountainous region of central Italy on the Adriatic

{n: Alsace, Alsatia, Elsass} a region of northeastern France famous for its wines

{n: Appleton layer, F layer, F region} the highest region of the ionosphere (from 90 to 600 miles up) which contains the highest concentration of free electrons and is most useful for long-range radio transmission

{n: Australian heath} any heathlike plant of the family Epacridaceae; most are of the Australian region

{n: Bad Lands, Badlands} an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska

{n: Barbary} a region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar; was used as a base for pirates from the 16th to 19th centuries

{n: Bengal} a region whose eastern part is now Bangladesh and whose western part is included in India

{n: Burgundy, Burgundy wine} red table wine from the Burgundy region of France (or any similar wine made elsewhere)

{n: Cabernet Sauvignon grape} superior red wine grapes grown especially in the Bordeaux region of France and northern California

{n: Cabot, Sebastian Cabot} son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)

{n: Cartier, Jacques Cartier} French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)

{n: Chaldea, Chaldaea} an ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert; settled in 1000 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 539 BC; reached the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II

{n: Chuvash} a member of a people of Turkic speech living in the Volga region in eastern Russia

{n: Cumbria} a former Celtic kingdom in northwestern England; the name continued to be used for the hilly northwestern region of England including the Lake District and the northern Pennines

{n: Darfur} an impoverished region of western Sudan
"Darfur was a semi-independent sultanate until 1917 and is ethnically distinct from central Sudan"

{n: East Anglia} a region of eastern England that was formerly a kingdom

{n: East, eastern United States} the region of the United States lying north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River

{n: Edinburgh} the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth

{n: Edo} a member of a west African people living in the tropical forest region of southern Nigeria

{n: Emilia-Romagna} a region of north central Italy on the Adriatic

{n: Enderby Land} a region of Antarctica between Queen Maud Land and Wilkes Land; claimed by Australia

{n: Eruca, genus Eruca} annual to perennial herbs of the Mediterranean region

{n: Friesland} the western part of the ancient region of Frisia in northern Europe on the North Sea between the Scheldt river and the Weser river; part of this region is now a province in the Netherlands

{n: Frigid Zone, polar zone, polar region} the part of the Earth's surface forming a cap over a pole; characterized by frigid climate

{n: Frisia} an ancient region of northwestern Europe including the Frisian Islands

{n: Gaul, Gallia} an ancient region of western Europe that included what is now northern Italy and France and Belgium and part of Germany and the Netherlands

{n: Gaza Strip, Gaza} a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt
"he is a Palestinian from Gaza"

{n: Great Plains, Great Plains of North America} a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans

{n: Heaviside layer, Kennelly-Heaviside layer, E layer, E region} a region of the ionosphere (from 50 to 90 miles up) that reflects radio waves of medium length

{n: Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pit} (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
"Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton
"a demon from the depths of the pit"
<-> Heaven

{n: Himantoglossum, genus Himantoglossum} small genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Mediterranean region

{n: Horner's syndrome} a pattern of symptoms occurring as a result of damage to nerves in the cervical region of the spine (drooping eyelids and constricted pupils and absence of facial sweating)

{n: Illyria} an uncertain region on the east shore of the Adriatic where an ancient Indo-European people once lived

{n: Klondike} a region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910

{n: Kuiper belt, Edgeworth-Kuiper belt} a disk-shaped region of minor planets outside the orbit of Neptune

{n: Kurdistan} an extensive geographical region in the Middle East south of the Caucasus

{n: Labrador-Ungava Peninsula, Labrador Peninsula} a peninsular region of eastern Canada between Hudson Bay and the Labrador Sea; contains most of Quebec and the mainland part of Newfoundland and Labrador

{n: Lappland, Lapland} a region in northmost Europe inhabited by Lapps

{n: Livonia} a region on the Baltic that is divided between northern Estonia and southern Latvia

{n: Lorraine, Lothringen} an eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits

{n: Lothian Region} a district in southeast central Scotland (south side of the Firth of Forth) and the location of Edinburgh

{n: Low Countries} the lowland region of western Europe on the North Sea: Belgium and Luxembourg and the Netherlands

{n: Martinique} an island in the eastern Caribbean in the Windward Islands; administered as an overseas region of France

{n: Mid-Atlantic states} a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland

{n: Moravia} a region in the central and eastern part of the Czech Republic; it lies east of Bohemia and west of the Carpathians

{n: Natal, KwaZulu-Natal} a region of eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean
"Natal was renamed KwaZulu-Natal in 1994"

{n: New England} a region of northeastern United States comprising Maine and New Hampshire and Vermont and Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Connecticut

{n: Nubia} an ancient region of northeastern Africa (southern Egypt and northern Sudan) on the Nile; much of Nubia is now under Lake Nasser

{n: Ophiuchus} a large constellation in the equatorial region between Hercules and Scorpius

{n: Philistia} an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times

{n: Phillyrea, genus Phillyrea} small genus of evergreen shrubs of the Mediterranean region

{n: Picardie, Picardy} a region of northern France on the English Channel

{n: Pontus} an ancient region of northern Asia Minor on the Black Sea; it reached its height under Mithridates VI but was later incorporated into the Roman Empire

{n: Queen Maud Land} a region of Antarctica between Enderby Land and the Weddell Sea; claimed by Norway

{n: Rappahannock, Rappahannock River} a river that flows across eastern Virginia into the Tidewater region

{n: Rhone-Alpes} a mountainous region of eastern France drained by the Rhone and Saone and Isere rivers

{n: Serpens} a constellation in the equatorial region of the northern hemisphere near Ophiuchus and Corona Borealis

{n: Sfax, Safaqis} the second largest city in Tunisia; located in eastern Tunisia near a phosphate region

{n: Silesia, Slask, Slezsko, Schlesien} a region of central Europe rich in deposits of coal and iron ore; annexed by Prussia in 1742 but now largely in Poland

{n: Sudan, Soudan} a region of northern Africa south of the Sahara and Libyan deserts; extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea

{n: Tartary, Tatary} the vast geographical region of Europe and Asia that was controlled by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th centuries
"under Genghis Khan Tartary extended as far east as the Pacific Ocean"

{n: Thessalia, Thessaly} a fertile plain on the Aegean Sea in east central Greece; Thessaly was a former region of ancient Greece

{n: Thrace} a region and ancient country and wine producing region in the east of the Balkan Peninsula north of the Aegean Sea; colonized by ancient Greeks; later a Roman province; now divided between Bulgaria and Greece and Turkey

{n: Tidewater, Tidewater region} the coastal plain of the South: eastern parts of Virginia and North Carolina and South Carolina and Georgia

{n: Turkistan, Turkestan} a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West

{n: Veneto, Venezia-Euganea, Venetia} a region of northeastern Italy on the Adriatic

{n: aborigine, autochthon} the earliest known inhabitants of a region

{n: anapsid, anapsid reptile} primitive reptile having no opening in the temporal region of the skull; all extinct except turtles
<-> diapsid

{n: association} (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species

{n: aureole, corona} the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse

{n: auricular vein, vena auricularis} one of two veins serving the ear region

{n: bean caper, Syrian bean caper, Zygophyllum fabago} perennial shrub of the eastern Mediterranean region and southwestern Asia having flowers whose buds are used as capers

{n: belt} an elongated region where a specific condition is found
"a belt of high pressure"

{n: biogeographical region} an area of the Earth determined by distribution of flora and fauna

{n: black hole} a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star; extremely high gravitational field

{n: blackout} the failure of electric power for a general region

{n: blue-eyed African daisy, Arctotis stoechadifolia, Arctotis venusta} bushy perennial of South Africa with white or violet flowers; in its native region often clothes entire valley sides in a sheet of color

{n: center, centre, middle, heart, eye} an area that is approximately central within some larger region
"it is in the center of town"
"they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"
"they were in the eye of the storm"

{n: centromere, kinetochore} a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
"the centromere is difficult to sequence"

{n: civil time, standard time, local time} the official time in a local region (adjusted for location around the Earth); established by law or custom

{n: collector} the electrode in a transistor through which a primary flow of carriers leaves the region between the electrodes

{n: community, biotic community} (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other

{n: corn} (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in England or oats in Scotland and Ireland)

{n: domain, region, realm} a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
"it was a limited domain of discourse"
"here we enter the region of opinion"
"the realm of the occult"

{n: dust bowl} a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s

{n: empire, imperium} the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised

{n: epigastrium} the region lying on or over the stomach (just below the sternum)

{n: extremity} the outermost or farthest region or point

{n: fauna, zoology} all the animal life in a particular region or period
"the fauna of China"
"the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
<-> flora

{n: field pea, field-pea plant, Austrian winter pea, Pisum sativum arvense, Pisum arvense} variety of pea plant native to the Mediterranean region and North Africa and widely grown especially for forage

{n: focal infection} bacterial infection limited to a specific organ or region especially one causing symptoms elsewhere

{n: gastronomy} a particular style of cookery (as of a region)
"New England gastronomy"

{n: genus Eucalyptus} tall trees native to the Australian region; source of timber and medicinal oils from the aromatic leaves

{n: geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region} a demarcated area of the Earth

{n: geomancy} divination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)

{n: groin, inguen} the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals

{n: heartland} the central region of a country or continent; especially a region that is important to a country or to a culture

{n: hellfire, red region} a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned

{n: hypochondrium} the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium

{n: infrared, infrared frequency} the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum; electromagnetic wave frequencies below the visible range
"they could sense radiation in the infrared"

{n: inhospitableness} the environmental condition in a region that lacks a favorable climate or terrain for life or growth

{n: ionosphere} the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons

{n: irredenta, irridenta} a region that is related ethnically or historically to one country but is controlled politically by another

{n: klystron} an electron tube used to generate or amplify electromagnetic radiation in the microwave region by velocity modulation

{n: layer} a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

{n: licorice, liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra} deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots

{n: mare, maria} a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon

{n: marsh orchid} any of several orchids of the genus Dactylorhiza having fingerlike tuberous roots; Europe and Mediterranean region

{n: mastic, mastic tree, lentisk, Pistacia lentiscus} an evergreen shrub of the Mediterranean region that is cultivated for its resin

{n: medium of exchange, monetary system} anything that is generally accepted as a standard of value and a measure of wealth in a particular country or region

{n: migration} the periodic passage of groups of animals (especially birds or fishes) from one region to another for feeding or breeding

{n: minefield} a region in which explosives mines have been placed

{n: motor area, motor region, motor cortex, Rolando's area, excitable area} the cortical area that influences motor movements

{n: oilfield} a region rich in petroleum deposits (especially one with producing oil wells)

{n: olive, European olive tree, Olea europaea} evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits

{n: outside, exterior} the region that is outside of something
<-> inside

{n: palatine vein, vena palatina} a vein that drains the region of the palate and empties into the facial vein

{n: pandemic} an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world

{n: plainsman} an inhabitant of a plains region (especially the Great Plains of North America)

{n: power system, power grid, grid} a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region

{n: prairie vole, Microtus ochrogaster} typical vole of the extended prairie region of central United States and southern Canada

{n: pubes, pubic region, loins} the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs

{n: pudendal block} regional anesthesia resulting from the use of a local anesthetic to deaden the pudendal nerves in the region of the vulva and labia majora; used to ease discomfort during childbirth

{n: region, part} the extended spatial location of something
"the farming regions of France"
"religions in all parts of the world"
"regions of outer space"

{n: regional anatomy, topographic anatomy, topology} the study of anatomy based on regions or divisions of the body and emphasizing the relations between various structures (muscles and nerves and arteries etc.) in that region

{n: regional anesthesia, regional anaesthesia} loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth)

{n: regionalism} a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region

{n: region} a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
"penguins inhabit the polar regions"

{n: sacral nerve} any of five pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the sacral region of the spinal cord

{n: safe-conduct, safeguard} a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war

{n: saltpan} a shallow basin in a desert region; contains salt and gypsum that was deposited by an evaporated salt lake

{n: scan} the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region
"he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars"

{n: sherry} dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif

{n: shock wave, blast wave} a region of high pressure travelling through a gas at a high velocity
"the explosion created a shock wave"

{n: singletary pea, Caley pea, rough pea, wild winterpea, Lathyrus hirsutus} a weak-stemmed winter annual native to Mediterranean region for long established in southern United States; cultivated as a cover and pasture crop

{n: spinal cord, medulla spinalis} a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region

{n: teres, teres muscle} either of two muscles in the shoulder region that move the shoulders and arms

{n: testing ground, laboratory} a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
"the new nation is a testing ground for socioeconomic theories"
"Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism"

{n: thoracic nerve} any of twelve pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the thoracic region of the spinal cord

{n: thoracoepigastric vein, vena thoracoepigastrica} a vein arising from the region of the superficial epigastric vein and opening into the axillary vein or thoracic vein

{n: vicinity, locality, neighborhood, neighbourhood, neck of the woods} a surrounding or nearby region
"the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville"
"it is a rugged locality"
"he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood"
"I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods"

{n: warlord} supreme military leader exercising civil power in a region especially one accountable to nobody when the central government is weak

{n: weather map, weather chart} (meteorology) a map showing the principal meteorological elements at a given time and over an extended region

{n: white rocket, Diplotaxis erucoides} from Mediterranean region; a naturalized weed throughout southern Europe

{n: zodiac} a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes

{v: draw} select or take in from a given group or region
"The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"

{v: restore, reinstate, reestablish} bring back into original existence, use, function, or position
"restore law and order"
"reestablish peace in the region"
"restore the emperor to the throne"


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