(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. tract, territory; space; expanse; scope. See region.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An expanse]
Syn. stretch, distance, space; see expanse .
2. [A physical unit]
Syn. section, lot, neighborhood, plot, zone, sector, patch, square, quarter, block, precinct, ward, field, meridian, territory, district, locality, ghetto, township, region, tract, belt, enclosure, parcel, division, city, Parish, diocese, principality, dominion, duchy, kingdom, empire, state; see also measure 1 , region 1 .
3. [Scope]
Syn. sphere, domain, range, operation; see field 4 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. expanse stretch, range, breadth, space.
2. region territory, district, section, locality, tract, stretch, ward, division, lot, sector, belt, quarter, zone.
3. realm sphere, dominion, province, field.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A part of the earth's surface: belt, district, locality, neighborhood, quarter, region, tract, zone. Informal: neck of the woods. See TERRITORY. 2. A surrounding site: locality, neighborhood, vicinity. See NEAR, PLACE. 3. A rather small part of a geographic unit considered in regard to its inhabitants or distinctive characteristics: district, neighborhood, quarter (often uppercase). See TERRITORY. 4. A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest: arena, bailiwick, circle, department, domain, field, orbit, province, realm, scene, subject, terrain, territory, world. Slang: bag. See TERRITORY.

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