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borderland

[bawr-der-land] /ˈbɔr dərˌlænd/
noun
1.
land forming a border or frontier.
2.
an uncertain, intermediate district, space, or condition.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; border + land
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  • Molecular melodies still lie somewhere in the uneasy borderland between the arts and science.
  • The area's topography made it a near-impenetrable borderland for an army of any size.
  • In certain parts of that murky borderland, the soldiers on night patrols often leave behind evidence of their presence.
British Dictionary definitions for borderland

borderland

/ˈbɔːdəˌlænd/
noun
1.
land located on or near a frontier or boundary
2.
an indeterminate region: the borderland between intellect and intelligence
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