twilight zone

twilight zone

noun
1.
the lowest level of the ocean that light can reach.
2.
an ill-defined area between two distinct conditions, categories, etc., usually comprising certain features of both; an indefinite boundary: a twilight zone between fantasy and reality.

Origin:
1905–10

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twilight zone
 
n
1.  any indefinite or transitional condition or area
2.  an area of a city or town, usually surrounding the central business district, where houses have become dilapidated
3.  the lowest level of the ocean to which light can penetrate

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[IRC] Notionally, the area of cyberspace where IRC operators live. An op is said to have a "connection to the twilight zone".
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