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heartland

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noun heart·land \ˈhärt-ˌland\

Simple Definition of heartland

  • : a central area of land

  • : the central area of the U.S. which is known for traditional values

  • : an area that is the center of an industry or activity

Full Definition of heartland

  1. :  a central area: as a :  a central land area (as northern Eurasia) having strategic advantages b :  the central geographical region of the United States in which mainstream or traditional values predominate c :  a region where something (as an industry or activity) most strongly thrives <the heartland of high technology>

Examples of heartland

  1. We drove into Scotland's heartland.

  2. a politician who is popular in the American heartland

  3. the heartland of high technology



1904

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1904


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