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middleveld

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪd(ə)lvɛlt
 
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Definition of middleveld in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A region of veld situated at an intermediate altitude, especially the region in north-eastern South Africa, between 900 and 1200 m (3000 and 4000 ft) above sea level.
Example sentences
  • There are four distinctive levels of terrain: the highveld, middleveld, lowveld, and the Lubombo mountain range.
  • The western section of the plateau, the middleveld, also descends towards the west and varies in elevation between the highveld and bushveld.
  • On either side of this is the middleveld which is between 600 m and 1,200 m above sea level.

Origin

late 19th century: partial translation of Afrikaans middelveld.

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