interzone

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adjective

in·​ter·​zone ˌin-tər-ˈzōn How to pronounce interzone (audio)
variants or inter-zone
: occurring between, existing between, or involving two or more zones : interzonal
interzone travel

interzone

2 of 2

noun

in·​ter·​zone ˈin-tər-ˌzōn How to pronounce interzone (audio)
variants or inter-zone
plural interzones or inter-zones
: a zone that lies between, joins, or combines two or more other zones
In the Bering Strait, interzone between East and West … Adam Piette
… these transitory spaces where human and nature intermesh are constantly in collision … But with close to 80 per cent of the UK population living in towns and cities, these interzones are also our closest green spaces … Rob Cowen
sometimes used figuratively
… an elegant and witty writer comfortably at home in the … weird interzone between philosophy and scientific cosmology … Sarah Bakewell

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1910, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interzone was in 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Interzone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interzone. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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