terrain


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ter·rain

 (tə-rān′)
n.
1.
a. An area of land; ground: climbed a tree to view the surrounding terrain.
b. A particular geographic area; a region: a guide who knows this terrain well.
2. The surface features of an area of land; topography: boots designed for rugged terrain.
3. (also tĕr′ān) Variant of terrane.

[French, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *terrānum, alteration of Latin terrēnum, from neuter of terrēnus, of the earth; see terrene.]

terrain

(təˈreɪn; ˈtɛreɪn)
n
1. ground or a piece of ground, esp with reference to its physical character or military potential: radio reception can be difficult in mountainous terrain; a rocky terrain.
2. (Geological Science) a variant spelling of terrane
[C18: from French, ultimately from Latin terrēnum ground, from terra earth]

ter•rain

(təˈreɪn)

n.
1. a tract of land, esp. as considered with reference to its features.
[1720–30; < French « Vulgar Latin *terrānum, n. use of neuter of *terrānus of land. See terra, -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terrain - a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potentialterrain - a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential; "they decided to attack across the rocky terrain"

terrain

noun ground, country, land, landscape, topography, going an eight-hour drive on rough terrain

terrain

noun
1. The character, natural features, and configuration of land:
2. A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest:
Slang: bag.
3. A particular area used for or associated with a specific individual or activity:
Slang: turf.
Translations

terrain

[teˈreɪn] Nterreno m

terrain

[təˈreɪn] n (= land) → terrain m (sol)

terrain

nTerrain nt (esp Mil), → Gelände nt; (fig)Boden m

terrain

[təˈreɪn] nterreno
References in classic literature ?
Sun Tzu said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit:
He is packing up to leave the country, and he asks us to make his excuses sur le terrain.
Behind Notre-Dame, the cloister and its Gothic galleries spread out towards the north; on the south, the half-Roman palace of the bishop; on the east, the desert point of the Terrain.
For intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders, there's a demo center at the midmountain Gold Coast Lodge, which offers access to all terrain levels.
In contrast, urban and complex terrain presents a more challenging operating environment in that threat forces can get closer to our soldiers before we can bring superior combat power to bear.
The use of terrain models is traceable to ancient times, probably beginning with simple drawings in the sand highlighted by the use of rocks and pieces of wood to represent people and terrain features.
Knowing the copilot had more experience in mountainous terrain, the AC eventually transferred controls to him.
Because of its rock drilling capabilities, the All Terrain version is expected to attract immediate interest among users of directional equipment, believes Levings.
He notes that the pristine terrain, marred by only a few craters, appears relatively new--no more than half a billion years old and possibly as young as 10 million years.
Additional on-mountain improvements to snowmaking, terrain parks and the addition of the Lookout Link surface lift, providing improved access to Lookout Mountain.
26, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 2016 GMC Terrain is now available on the lot at Craig Dunn Motor City.
Squaw is a big facility, with six peaks, 4,000 acres of terrain and 34 lifts that serve 177 runs and many wide-open bowls.