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terra incognita

Line breaks: terra in¦cog|nita
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkɒɡnɪtə
 
, ˌɪnkɒɡˈniːtə/

Definition of terra incognita in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Unknown or unexplored territory: the traveller is moving now through terra incognita figurative one actor’s familiar world is another’s terra incognita
More example sentences
  • The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland were terra incognita to almost all Englishmen, and most Lowland Scots.
  • When Thomas Jefferson sent young Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Corps of Discovery to survey the lands beyond the Mississippi, the West was terra incognita.
  • Hence, large tracts of the North-Central Norwegian Caledonides are practically terra incognita with respect to late- to post-orogenic structural development.

Origin

Latin, 'unknown land'.

Words that rhyme with terra incognita

Akita, Anita, arboreta, beater, beta, Bhagavadgita, cheater, cheetah, Demeter, Dieter, dolce vita, eater, eta, Evita, excreta, fetor, granita, greeter, heater, Juanita, litre (US liter), Lolita, maltreater, margarita, meter, metre, Peta, peter, praetor (US pretor), repeater, Rita, saltpetre (US saltpeter), secretor, Senhorita, señorita, Sita, skeeter, teeter, theta, treater, tweeter, ureter, veleta, zeta

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