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  1. [geography] In geography, an area usually distinguished by common cultural or physical characteristics, such as Southern California, Western Europe, or Southeast Asia. Media/region.gif
  2. [data models] A set of contiguous cells with the same value.
  3. [Esri software] In the coverage data structure, a polygon feature made up of multiple polygons that may be separate, overlapping, nested, or adjacent. The polygons that compose a region are stored in a polygon feature class, while the region is stored in a subclass of this feature class. A region has its own attributes but no shape geometry; its shape is defined by the shape geometry of the polygons that compose it.

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