twilight zone


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twilight zone

n.
An area of ambiguity between two distinct states or conditions: a twilight zone between good and evil.

twilight zone

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

twi′light zone`


n.
an ill-defined area between two distinct conditions, categories, etc.; an indefinite boundary.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twilight zone - the lowest level of the ocean to which light can reachtwilight zone - the lowest level of the ocean to which light can reach
2.twilight zone - the ambiguous region between two categories or states or conditions (usually containing some features of both); "but there is still a twilight zone, the tantalizing occurrences that are probably noise but might possibly be a signal"; "in the twilight zone between humor and vulgarity"; "in that no man's land between negotiation and aggression"
equivocalness, ambiguity - unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning
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