Definition of recovery area in US English:

recovery area


  • 1US Military and Astronautics. A designated area on the ground or at sea within which recovery of a person, craft, etc., is to be effected, especially following a flight.

  • 2Medicine. An area to which patients are brought to recover immediately after an operation; specifically = recovery room.

  • 3Economics. An area of a country in which efforts are concentrated on economic recovery.

  • 4Ecology (chiefly US). A region designated to enable an endangered or depleted species to recover in numbers.


1940s; earliest use found in Keith Wheeler (b. 1911). From recovery + area.


recovery area

/rɪˈkʌv(ə)ri ˌɛːrɪə/