flatland

noun

flat·​land ˈflat-ˌland How to pronounce flatland (audio)
1
: a region in which the land is predominantly flat
usually used in plural
2
: land that lacks significant variation in elevation
flatlander noun

Examples of flatland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The same atmospheric warmth provoking the charismatic dissolution of Greenland or Antarctic glaciers is at work on the flatlands of Ch’izhìn Njik. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 2 May 2024 The ban does not apply to the city's flatland parks. Kayla Jackson, The Arizona Republic, 22 Apr. 2024 Millions of people live in the Bay flatlands, surrounded by towering cities, the skylines visible from any viewpoint. Will McCarthy, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 In Kansas-like flatlands, particles thermalize quickly. Charlie Wood, Quanta Magazine, 26 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for flatland 

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Word History

First Known Use

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flatland was in 1735

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“Flatland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatland. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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