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arena.
1. Central area of an amphitheatre surrounded by seats for spectators where public competitions, displays, or games take place.

2. Building for public performances, contests, or displays, usually in the open.

3. Theatre without a proscenium, loosely called ‘theatre-in-the-round’.

4. Part of a theatre used by the performers.

5. The main body of a church.

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arena

a·re·na / əˈrēnə/ • n. a level area surrounded by seats for spectators, in which sports, entertainments, and other public events are held. ∎  a place or scene of activity, debate, or conflict. the political arena.

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arena

arena XVII. — L. arēna, prop. harēna sand, (sand-covered) centre of an amphitheatre.
So arenaceous XVII.

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ARENA

ARENA (əˈriːnə) (Brazil) Aliança Renovadora Nacional (Spanish: National Renewal Alliance)

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