flat·​land | \ ˈflat-ˌland How to pronounce flatland (audio) \

Definition of flatland

1 : a region in which the land is predominantly flat usually used in plural
2 : land that lacks significant variation in elevation

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flatlander \ ˈflat-​ˌlan-​dər How to pronounce flatlander (audio) \ noun

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In one particular or another, Nielsen’s experience has been replicated in California’s foothills and flatlands, in high-income enclaves like Malibu and communities of rural artisans. Los Angeles Times, "Column: California’s fire insurance market reaches a crisis," 29 Aug. 2019 The early Hungarians appeared in ninth-century Europe as a collection of migrating tribes who raised hell across the continent for a century before settling down in the flatlands of the Carpathian Basin. Jacob Mikanowski, Harper's magazine, "The Call of the Drums," 21 July 2019 Jason Koerner/Getty Images MIAMI — Twenty miles west of Miami’s glittering oceanfront, closer to the Everglades than to the Fontainebleau hotel, a hangar-size office building rises from the flatlands like a spaceship. Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, "Telemundo, Presidential Debate Under Its Belt, Moves Into 2020 Spotlight," 4 July 2019 Certainly people from the flatlands are more susceptible to it, but 10,000 feet and above, that’s the zone to be wary of. John Meyer, The Know, "Important things to know when climbing a fourteener in Colorado," 11 July 2019 In the still of the dawn, with the battle ebbing, there was a tranquility to the way these southern flatlands rolled gently down to the Euphrates. Azad Cudi, Harper's magazine, "Long Shot," 10 Jan. 2019 Most white people lived in the neighborhoods in the northern and eastern parts of the city, and most black people lived in its southern and western flatlands. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "Kamala Harris rode the buses that integrated Berkeley schools," 1 July 2019 But that changed when Harris, who has faced her own campaign struggles, scolded Biden for his opposition as senator to 1970s-era busing and related her own experience with integrated schools in the Berkeley flatlands. Matt Pearce, latimes.com, "Joe Biden struggles and Kamala Harris surges after clash over race and busing," 28 June 2019 The yellow bus took her up from her home in the flatlands to Thousand Oaks Elementary in the hills, linking neighborhoods that were cleaved by race and income. Casey Tolan, The Mercury News, "How Kamala Harris’ experience in Berkeley’s busing program shaped her life — and changed the presidential race," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of flatland

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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