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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.
L'operation de restitution de ce terrain a ete effectuee de maniere consensuelle avec le citoyen qui a exploite le terrain domanial illegalement.
5) This dispersed responsibility requires coordination in order to be successful, but the inability to identify key terrain in cyberspace and the lack of mature joint cyberspace doctrine create gaps, redundancies, and confusion between the Services and across the different echelons of command.
The mid-range vehicle offering includes John Deere Gator crossover utility vehicles which have four-wheel drive and 854cc diesel engines, enabling transport of heavy loads across difficult terrain and steep gradients.
L a Federation royale marocaine de football remettra la premiere partie des terrains couverts en gazon synthetique aux clubs du 19 octobre au 5 novembre 2015.
The problem of terrain representation has been extensively researched in the past, both in the context of mobile robotics and in a much wider field of Geo-Information Systems (GIS).
said it has announced an updated version of the Garmin Pilot app for the iPad and iPhone that incorporates the display of both terrain and obstacles on Garmin's dynamic navigation maps, VFR Sectionals, IFR high and low en-route charts.
The vehicle will help the Gujarat Police in areas like routine patrol in inaccessible terrains, coastal patrol and vigilance, rough terrain, rapid pursuit operations, maintaining vigil around sensitive and hi-security zones to name a few.
ForeFlight's new Hazard Advisor is a terrain and obstacle awareness system that highlights hazardous terrain and obstacles, based on the aircraft's GPS altitude.