# area

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 area
Area is on the Academic Word List.

### Pronunciation

• (UK) enPR: âʼrĭ-ə; IPA (key): /ˈɛə.rɪ.ə/ or [ˈɛə̯.rɪ.ə̯]
• (US) enPR: ârʼē-ə; IPA (key): /ˈɛɚ.i.ə/
•  Audio (US) (file)

## Noun

${\displaystyle a}$ × ${\displaystyle b}$ is the area of this rectangle.
1. (countable) An area is a piece of land or space.
This is the business area of town.
We have chosen a large forest area for the new park.
2. (countable) An area of study is a special subject, such as mathematics, grammar, music, or biology.
Economics is quite interesting, but my area is more related to politics.
3. (countable) The area of a surface, is the size of the surface.
The length is 10 cm and the width is 5 cm, so the area is 50 ${\displaystyle cm^{2}}$.