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The geographical term area (abbr .: Gbt. , Geb. ) describes a spatially (mostly) coherent area or an area on the earth's surface that can also extend into the third dimension .

Word origin and history

The current meaning of the term area is derived from the verb “command”, in Old High German gibiotan ( biotan “offer”). An area was therefore the area over which the authority , the issued commandments or the jurisdiction extended (see master ), thus corresponds to the original term land , Latin territory . In this sense it is in territorial claim .

The term area can also be found abbreviated in territorial designations such as Baselbiet (here: rulership of the city of Basel) or completely reduced Biet (e.g. the bid for Neuhausen , which here means a few villages comprising a rulership of an imperial knightly territory that existed until 1803 ) .

Usage today

The expression is used today in the regional geographic sense:

The fact that the term is not limited to the plane shows z. B. Low pressure area , the zone of low air pressure extends into the 3rd dimension.

In addition, "area" is also the translation of Oblast , an administrative unit in Russia and Ukraine, and Oblys , an Oblast-like administrative unit in Kazakhstan .

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Web links

Wiktionary: Territory  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations