terrain


terrain

noun

Definition of TERRAIN

1
a region of activity, knowledge, or influence <we're moving into unfamiliar terrain if we bring pre-Columbian art into our discussion>
2
the physical features of a region as a whole <an analysis of the terrain revealed that an invasion force of paratroopers would have their work cut out for them>
3
the circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded <a new senator getting lost in the foggy terrain of double-dealing and deception>

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