I'm looking for a word to describe the 'thing' that is containing other 'things' which are being weighted against each other by some metric.
For example, if let's say I have 10 Parking Locations that all fall within a certain Area. People can upvote or downvote a Parking Location within an Area, and Parking Locations can then be ranked within an Area based on the total tally of their votes.
What would be a generic word to describe the Area? It's kind of like a "container" for all of the objects that are accumulating votes.
Here's a sample sentence:
"I would like to cast a vote for this Parking Location within this Area."
Now pretend that you don't know they are Parking Locations and Areas. So you want to cast a vote for this thing that accepts votes within this thing that acts as a container for things that accept votes.
I think a good example is the word
district. In this case the district is the thing that contains other things (politicians), that are being weighted against each other by some metric (number of votes).
Another important detail is that a Parking Location can potentially belong to many Areas. So when you vote for a ParkingLocation, you need to specify in which Area you are voting.
If anyone has some other options that are similar I would be open to those.