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area 17 of brodmann

  • noun the part of the occipital cortex that receives the fibers of the optic radiation from the lateral geniculate body and is the primary receptive area for vision
    Brodmann's area 17; first visual area; striate cortex; area 17 of Brodmann.
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area bombing

  • noun an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target
    carpet bombing; saturation bombing.
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area code

  • noun a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada
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area of cardiac dullness

  • noun a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs
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area unit

  • noun a system of units used to measure areas
    square measure.
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association area

  • noun cortical areas that are neither motor or sensory but are thought to be involved in higher processing of information
    association cortex.
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auditory area

  • noun the cortical area that receives auditory information from the medial geniculate body
    auditory cortex.
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breakfast area

  • noun a place for light meals (usually near a kitchen)
    breakfast nook.
    • the breakfast nook had a built in table and seats
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broadcast area

  • noun the area over which a radio or tv transmission can be received
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broca's area

  • noun the motor speech center in the left hemisphere of the brain in most people
    Broca's convolution; Broca's gyrus; convolution of Broca; Broca's center.
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brodmann's area

  • noun one of the cortical areas mapped out on the basis of its cytoarchitecture
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brodmann's area 17

  • noun the part of the occipital cortex that receives the fibers of the optic radiation from the lateral geniculate body and is the primary receptive area for vision
    Brodmann's area 17; first visual area; striate cortex; area 17 of Brodmann.
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camping area

  • noun a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
    encampment; bivouac; camping site; campsite; camping ground; campground.
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cargo area

  • noun the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
    cargo area; hold; cargo hold; cargo deck.
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catchment area

  • noun the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
    catchment basin; watershed; catchment area; basin; river basin; drainage basin.
    • flood control in the Missouri basin
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combat area

  • noun a military area where combat forces operate
    combat zone.
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Conservation of areas

  • (Astron.), the principle that the radius vector drawn from a planet to the sun sweeps over equal areas in equal times.
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cortical area

  • noun any of various regions of the cerebral cortex
    cortical region.
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dining area

  • noun an area arranged for dining
    • they put up tents for the dining area
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disaster area

  • noun a region whose population is affected by a general disaster
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drainage area

  • noun the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
    catchment basin; watershed; catchment area; basin; river basin; drainage basin.
    • flood control in the Missouri basin
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Dry area

  • (Arch.), a small open space reserved outside the foundation of a building to guard it from damp.
Webster 1913

equal-area map projection

  • noun a map projection in which quadrilaterals formed by meridians and parallels have an area on the map proportional to their area on the globe
    equal-area map projection.
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equal-area projection

  • noun a map projection in which quadrilaterals formed by meridians and parallels have an area on the map proportional to their area on the globe
    equal-area map projection.
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excitable area

  • noun the cortical area that influences motor movements
    motor cortex; excitable area; motor region; motor area.
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exhibition area

  • noun a large hall for holding exhibitions
    exhibition hall.
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farming area

  • noun a rural area where farming is practiced
    farmland.
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first visual area

  • noun the part of the occipital cortex that receives the fibers of the optic radiation from the lateral geniculate body and is the primary receptive area for vision
    Brodmann's area 17; first visual area; striate cortex; area 17 of Brodmann.
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force per unit area

  • noun the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    pressure level; pressure.
    • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure
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geographic area

  • noun a demarcated area of the Earth
    geographic area; geographic region; geographical region.
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geographical area

  • noun a demarcated area of the Earth
    geographic area; geographic region; geographical region.
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germinal area

  • noun a layer of cells on the inside of the blastula
    blastodisc; germinal disc; blastoderm.
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gray area

  • noun an intermediate area; a topic that is not clearly one thing or the other
    gray area.
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grey area

  • noun an intermediate area; a topic that is not clearly one thing or the other
    gray area.
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land area

  • noun an area of ground used for some particular purpose (such as building or farming)
    acreage.
    • he wanted some acreage to build on
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language area

  • noun a large cortical area (in the left hemisphere in most people) containing all the centers associated with language
    language zone.
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launch area

  • noun a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
    launching pad; launch pad; pad; launchpad.
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law of areas

  • noun a law concerning the speed at which planets travel; a line connecting a planet to the sun will sweep out equal areas in equal times
    Kepler's second law; law of areas.
    • Kepler's second law means that a planet's orbital speed changes with its distance from the sun
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law of equal areas

  • noun a law concerning the speed at which planets travel; a line connecting a planet to the sun will sweep out equal areas in equal times
    Kepler's second law; law of areas.
    • Kepler's second law means that a planet's orbital speed changes with its distance from the sun
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loading area

  • noun a stop where carriers can be loaded and unloaded
    loading zone.
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local area network

  • noun a local computer network for communication between computers; especially a network connecting computers and word processors and other electronic office equipment to create a communication system between offices
    LAN.
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macular area

  • noun a small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
    yellow spot; macula; macula lutea.
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motor area

  • noun the cortical area that influences motor movements
    motor cortex; excitable area; motor region; motor area.
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no-go area

  • noun an area that is dangerous or impossible to enter or to which entry is forbidden
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parking area

  • noun a lot where cars are parked
    parking lot; park; car park.
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picnic area

  • noun a tract of land set aside for picnicking
    picnic ground.
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piriform area

  • noun pear-shaped neural structure on either side of the brain in the rhinencephalon
    pyriform lobe; piriform lobe; piriform area.
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playing area

  • noun a piece of land prepared for playing a game
    field; playing field; athletic field.
    • the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field
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populated area

  • noun a geographical area constituting a city or town
    populated area.
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pyriform area

  • noun pear-shaped neural structure on either side of the brain in the rhinencephalon
    pyriform lobe; piriform lobe; piriform area.
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residential area

  • noun a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
    community; residential district.
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resort area

  • noun an area where many people go for recreation
    playground; vacation spot.
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rest area

  • noun designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily
    rest stop; pull-off; lay-by; layby.
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rolando's area

  • noun the cortical area that influences motor movements
    motor cortex; excitable area; motor region; motor area.
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rural area

  • noun an area outside of cities and towns
    country.
    • his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country
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seating area

  • noun an area that includes places where several people can sit
    seating; seating room; seats.
    • there is seating for 40 students in this classroom
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sensorimotor area

  • noun an area of the cortex including the precentral gyrus and the postcentral gyrus and combining sensory and motor functions
    sensorimotor region.
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service area

  • noun place on a highway providing garage services and eating and toilet facilities
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slum area

  • noun a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions
    slum.
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staging area

  • noun an area where troops and equipment in transit are assembled before a military operation
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sterling area

  • noun the group of countries whose currencies are tied to the British pound sterling
    sterling bloc; scheduled territories.
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storage area

  • noun the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
    cargo area; hold; cargo hold; cargo deck.
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striate area

  • noun the part of the occipital cortex that receives the fibers of the optic radiation from the lateral geniculate body and is the primary receptive area for vision
    Brodmann's area 17; first visual area; striate cortex; area 17 of Brodmann.
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subject area

  • noun a branch of knowledge
    discipline; subject field; field of study; study; field; bailiwick; subject.
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
    • teachers should be well trained in their subject
    • anthropology is the study of human beings
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suburban area

  • noun a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
    suburb; suburbia.
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surface area

  • noun the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
    expanse; area.
    • the area of a rectangle
    • it was about 500 square feet in area
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target area

  • noun the location of the target that is to be hit
    target.
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toxic waste area

  • noun a site where toxic wastes have been dumped and the Environmental Protection Agency has designated them to be cleaned up
    Superfund site; toxic site.
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urban area

  • noun a geographical area constituting a city or town
    populated area.
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visual area

  • noun the cortical area that receives information from the lateral geniculate body of the thalamus
    visual cortex.
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waiting area

  • noun a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
    lounge; waiting room.
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wernicke's area

  • noun the auditory word center; located in the posterior part of the superior temporal convolution in most people
    Wernicke's center.
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wide area network

  • noun a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network
    WAN.
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wireless local area network

  • noun a local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few hundred feet; uses ethernet protocol
    wireless fidelity; WiFi; WLAN.
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