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terra incognita

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noun ter·ra in·cog·ni·ta \ˈter-ə-ˌin-ˌkäg-ˈnē-tə, -in-ˈkäg-nə-tə\

Simple Definition of terra incognita

  • : a place that has not been discovered or that is unknown

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of terra incognita

plural terrae incognitae play \ˈter-ˌī-ˌin-ˌkäg-ˈnē-ˌtī, -in-ˈkäg-nə-ˌtī\

  1. :  unknown territory :  an unexplored country or field of knowledge

Examples of terra incognita in a sentence

  1. the terra incognita beyond those mountains



Origin of terra incognita

Latin


First Known Use: 1611


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