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bor·der·land

 (bôr′dər-lănd′)
n.
1. Land located on or near a border.
2. An indeterminate area, situation, or condition: the borderland between sleeping and waking.

borderland

(ˈbɔːdəˌlænd)
n
1. (Human Geography) land located on or near a frontier or boundary
2. an indeterminate region: the borderland between intellect and intelligence.

bor•der•land

(ˈbɔr dərˌlænd)

n.
1. land forming a border or frontier.
2. an uncertain, intermediate district, space, or condition.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borderland - district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area; "the Welsh marches between England and Wales"
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

borderland

noun
The line or area separating geopolitical units:
Translations

borderland

[ˈbɔːdəlænd] Nzona f fronteriza
References in classic literature ?
Early in the last century one of the picturesque race of robbers and murderers, practicing the vices of humanity on the borderlands watered by the river Tweed, built a tower of stone on the coast of Northumberland.
When I turned to look for my father he was gone, and in all the years that have passed no whisper of his fate has come across the borderland of conjecture from the realm of the unknown.
Fear of the primitive, borderland law, of which he had read highly colored, imaginary tales, had thrust him into the jungle a fugitive.
Richard and Clarissa, however, still remained on the borderland. She did not attempt to sit up; her husband stood on his feet, contemplated his waistcoat and trousers, shook his head, and then lay down again.
There are scant crops and few beeves in the borderland, where a man must reap his grain with sickle in one fist and brown bill in the other.
Her thought drew being from the obscure borderland. She could not explain in so many words, but she felt that those who prepare for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy.
I look back at the chain of incidents, my interview with McArdle, Challenger's first note of alarm in the Times, the absurd journey in the train, the pleasant luncheon, the catastrophe, and now it has come to this--that we linger alone upon an empty planet, and so sure is our fate that I can regard these lines, written from mechanical professional habit and never to be seen by human eyes, as the words of one who is already dead, so closely does he stand to the shadowed borderland over which all outside this one little circle of friends have already gone.
"No," said the other priest; "reason is always reasonable, even in the last limbo, in the lost borderland of things.
See also Spivak, "Bonding in Difference," in An Other Tongue: Nation and Ethnicity in the Linguistic Borderlands, ed.
Asian Borderlands: The Transformation of Qing China's Yunnan Frontier.
Borderlands: Comparing Border Security in North America and Europe Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, editor University of Ottawa Press 392 pages, softcover ISBN 9780776606514
Sir - i feel I must take issue with Gwilym Levell's claim that the Normans colonised the borderlands of Wales and that the accents are those of the neighbouring English counties (Western Mail, Friday, August 31).