Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A zone may refer to any of the following:

zone definition1. When referring to a computer network, a zone is a location subset of a LAN (local-area network).

2. In computer games, a zone refers to a specific section of the overall area in a game. For example, a game world may consist of multiple continents, with small demarcated towns, similar to how a country consists of different states. When moving from zone to zone, some games may have a small load time, which is often referred to as zoning.

3. In general, a zone refers to a place separated from other areas.

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