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terrain

Syllabification: ter·rain
Pronunciation: /təˈrān
 
/

Definition of terrain in English:

noun

1A stretch of land, especially with regard to its physical features: they were delayed by rough terrain
More example sentences
  • Mr Feeney said most people were unused to walking over rough terrain and their ankles are not strong enough.
  • Between the gap and the mountain was a wild and broken terrain of scarp and gorge.
  • The lovely grassland terrain levelled out and for another mile we continued south.
Synonyms
2 Geology variant form of terrane.

Origin

early 18th century (denoting part of the training ground in a riding school): from French, from a popular Latin variant of Latin terrenum, neuter of terrenus (see terrene).

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