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borderland

Syllabification: bord·er·land
Pronunciation: /ˈbôrdərˌland
 
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Definition of borderland in English:

noun

(usually borderlands)
1The district near a border.
Example sentences
  • Over 60 percent of the settlers came from England's borderlands region surrounding the Irish Sea: the Scottish lowlands, northern Ireland, and the six northern counties of England.
  • The Dee Estuary, the Wirral peninsula and the Welsh borderlands are all within easy access.
  • ‘Coming from the northeast of England and near the Scottish borderlands, I knew a little bit about castles,’ smiles Sylvester.
1.1An area of overlap between two things: the murky borderland between history and myth
More example sentences
  • The whole area of the borderland between what is normal aging and very, very early Alzheimer's disease is an intensively investigated area of research currently.
  • The detective figure in the hard-boiled story, then, operates in a frequently murky borderland between good and evil, where he can never be sure at any given time which is which.
  • That kind of research is in a gray, borderland area.

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