a US Air Force base in southern Nevada, rumored to be where the US government hides alien visitors
The intense secrecy surrounding Area 51, the very existence of which the US Government barely acknowledges, has led it to become the frequent subject of conspiracy theories and UFO folklore.
- Area bombing
aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped over the general area of a target.
- Area code
a three-digit code that identifies one of the telephone areas into which the U.S. and certain other countries are divided and that precedes the local telephone number when dialing a call between areas. Contemporary Examples This is an idea that is supported by virtually every American who does not live in the 202 area code. […]
- Area of cardiac dullness
area of cardiac dullness area of cardiac dullness n. A triangular area determined by percussion of the front of the chest that corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by lung tissue.
- Area of outstanding natural beauty
noun See AONB