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
- Area opaca
the opaque area of the blastoderm surrounding the area pellucida. Historical Examples Junction between the white-yolk spheres and the hypoblast cells at the passage from the area pellucida to the area opaca. The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume IV (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour Towards the end of the first day blood-vessels begin to […]