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  • noun

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Synonyms for area

a surrounding site

a rather small part of a geographic unit considered in regard to its inhabitants or distinctive characteristics

Synonyms for area

the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary

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Her mighty land areas breathed unfettered free-dom.
He had no time to sing the praises of his mistress, just then, for Newman gave him a gentle push which had nearly precipitated him to the bottom of the area steps.
Even in the case of slow-breeding animals, which unite for each birth, we must not overrate the effects of intercrosses in retarding natural selection; for I can bring a considerable catalogue of facts, showing that within the same area, varieties of the same animal can long remain distinct, from haunting different stations, from breeding at slightly different seasons, or from varieties of the same kind preferring to pair together.
In a confined or isolated area, if not very large, the organic and inorganic conditions of life will generally be in a great degree uniform; so that natural selection will tend to modify all the individuals of a varying species throughout the area in the same manner in relation to the same conditions.
But we may thus greatly deceive ourselves, for to ascertain whether a small isolated area, or a large open area like a continent, has been most favourable for the production of new organic forms, we ought to make the comparison within equal times; and this we are incapable of doing.
Although I do not doubt that isolation is of considerable importance in the production of new species, on the whole I am inclined to believe that largeness of area is of more importance, more especially in the production of species, which will prove capable of enduring for a long period, and of spreading widely.
All fresh-water basins, taken together, make a small area compared with that of the sea or of the land; and, consequently, the competition between fresh-water productions will have been less severe than elsewhere; new forms will have been more slowly formed, and old forms more slowly exterminated.
For the area will first have existed as a continent, and the inhabitants, at this period numerous in individuals and kinds, will have been subjected to very severe competition.
But as from the high geometrical powers of increase of all organic beings, each area is already fully stocked with inhabitants, it follows that as each selected and favoured form increases in number, so will the less favoured forms decrease and become rare.
Responding to requests from dog lovers, the city created an off-leash area inside of Hull Park at 30th Street West just north of Avenue M.
So you may be thinking to yourself, okay, a 25% full floor Loss Factor means that tenants actually occupy 75% of the rentable area in a recently sold Manhattan office building, right?
If no shot develops and the offense maintains possession of the ball, it can immediately flow into a pre-called option with 2 in the ballside deep corner, 4 near the ballside elbow area, 5 at the weakside elbow area, and 3 at the weakside low post area.
This paper describes some of the reasons for higher corrosion in localized areas of waterwall in the lower furnace.
Fifty-three percent of Zurich is an urban area with industrial, commercial, and residential buildings; the other portion of Zurich is 24% forest, 17% agricultural, and 6% water.
Instances existed when the vent open area needed was, according to the formula, greater than could be obtained due to insufficient surface area of the cope or drag portions of the corebox.