Definition of flatland in English:

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flatland

Pronunciation: /ˈflatland/

noun

1 (also flatlands) Land with no hills, valleys, or mountains: another 100 miles of flatland
More example sentences
  • It subsumes mountain ranges, valleys and flatlands at an elevation range of more than 6,000 feet.
  • After exploring gentle mountain slopes, taiga flatland and highland barrens, we suddenly reached the plateau's edge.
  • The fertile valley, surrounded by desert mountains, ends in flatlands and on to the sea.
2 [as place name] An imagined land existing in only two dimensions.
From the title of a book, Flatland (1884), by E. A. Abbot
3British An urban area in which the majority of dwellings are flats (apartments): London flatland

Derivatives

flatlander

noun
she’s been enthralling flatlanders with her tales of the mountains
More example sentences
  • If my original vision had been correct, this wouldn't be a problem because all of the trees would be planted in the same area, easily accessible by flatlanders such as ourselves.
  • I was raised a flatlander in St Louis - but my Olympic-minded cousin (now an international skating judge) moved here to train 22 years ago, and I fell in love with this place visiting him.
  • That said, hiking here takes preparation, especially for flatlanders.

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Syllabification: flat·land

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