service area

Definitions

Aviation

Electronics

  • The geographical area within which a given transmitter provides effective service. For instance, the zone served by a cellular telephone system, the region within which reception of TV or radio broadcasts is adequate, or the zone a radar can effectively scan. Also called coverage (1), or coverage area.

Media Studies

  • noun the area over which a radio or television broadcasting station can transmit a satisfactory signal for reception

Travel

  • noun a place by a motorway where you can stop and buy petrol or get food, etc.
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