part of speech: noun

definition 1: a place or region.

  • They have never visited that area of the country.

synonyms: place, region

definition 2: a field of study.

  • The doctor’s area of medicine is heart disease.

synonyms: domain, field, province, sphere, subject

definition 3: the amount of surface within a certain space.

  • The area of the room is two hundred square feet.

derivation: areal (adj.)