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: territory at or near a border
: fringe sense 3a
lives on the borderland of society
: a vague intermediate state or region
the borderland between fantasy and reality
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border, frontier, march
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1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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: the land on either side of a border between countries
: an unclear state or condition that is between two things and is like each of them in some ways
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