/ahr/; unstressed /euhr/, v.pres. indic. pl. and 2nd pers. sing. of be.are2/air, ahr/, n.a surface measure equal to 100 square meters, or 119.6 square yards; 1/100 of a hectare. Abbr.: a[1810-20; < F < L area. See AREA]
* * *▪ unit of area measurementbasic unit of area in the metric system, equal to 100 square metres and the equivalent of 0.0247 acre. Its multiple, the hectare (equal to 100 ares), is the principal unit of land measurement for most of the world.
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