terra incognita

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terra in·cog·ni·ta

 (ĭn′kŏg-nē′tə, -kŏg′nĭ-tə)
n. pl. terrae in·cog·ni·tae (ĭn′kŏg-nē′tē, -kŏg′nĭ-tē′)
1. An unknown land; an unexplored region: "a vast and virtually final terra incognita left to terrestrial explorers" (David F. Salisbury).
2. A new or unexplored field of knowledge.

[New Latin : Latin terra, land + Latin incognita, feminine of incognitus, unknown.]
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terra incognita

(ˈtɛrə ɪnˈkɒɡnɪtə)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an unexplored or unknown land, region, or area for study
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ter•ra in•cog•ni•ta

(ˈtɛr ə ɪnˈkɒg nɪ tə, ˌɪn kɒgˈni-)
n., pl. ter•rae in•cog•ni•tae (ˈtɛr aɪ ɪnˈkɒg nɪˌtaɪ, ˌɪn kɒgˈni taɪ)
an unknown or unexplored land, region, or subject.
[1610–20; < Latin: unknown land]
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terra incognita

A Latin phrase meaning unknown ground, used to mean an unexplored or unfamiliar territory.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terra incognita - an unknown and unexplored regionterra incognita - an unknown and unexplored region; "they came like angels out the unknown"
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
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References in classic literature ?
The Rocky Mountains formed a vast barrier between them and the United States, and their stern and awful defiles, their rugged valleys, and the great western plains watered by their rivers, remained almost a terra incognita to the American trapper.
Beyond the place wher we slept last night, the country is completely terra incognita for it was there that Captain Stokes turned back.
These include Edinburgh Fringe hits and critically acclaimed new writing such as double bill; My Name is Irrelevant and Myth of a Singular Moment by Tortoise in a Nutshell at Port Logan, Thomas Tosh in Thornhill and Lockerbie Town Hall in September; Fallen Fruit by Two Destination Language on October 4 to 5 in Wigtown and Sanquhar; My Friend Selma by Terra Incognita on October 11 in Sanquhar; The Man Who Planted Drama My Name is Irrelevant and Myth of a Singular Moment Town Hall will be performed at Arts Alive Trees by Puppet State Theatre at CatStrand on October 16; and a double bill, DUPed and Come Out From Among Them by Ambergris on February 26 and 27 in both Dumfries and Lochans.
On the mezzanine of the museum, visitors will find Wulia's mural, installation, game-performance, and DIY kit with single-channel video work, titled 'Terra Incognita, Et Cetera.' Two work series by Gupta are also in this area-the 'Untitled,' pencil trancings on paper, and '100 Hand Drawn Maps of My Country,' carbon tracings on paper, which, like the Aqulizans', was also collaborative.
The Terra Incognita Reader: Early Writings from the Great Smoky Mountains
You also need to be able to answer these questions to people in the industry, who need to be convinced that your film should be made." This was a sentiment echoed by Beirut-based Ghassan Salhab, director of Beyrouth Fantome (1998) and Terra Incognita (2002), who also writes about and teaches film.
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His Introduction and first chapter serve rather to establish, poetically, a constellation of key terms or motifs that will reappear, with variations, throughout his study: habitus, human right, terra incognita, homelessness, stranger, savage, litotes, sacrifice.
Just next to the Aqua Maacuteria boarding house in Ve#318aty, all these devices and facilities can be found the whole year round.The TOP Vyacutelety (TOP Trips) Terra Incognita project is linked to experience and adventure tourism in the Koscaronice Region, on one of the three thematic routes: the wine-, iron- and Gothic route.
Synopsis: In "Ancient Ocean Crossings: Reconsidering the Case for Contacts with the Pre-Columbian Americas", Stephen Jett (Professor Emeritus of Geography and of Textiles and Clothing at the University of California, Davis) encourages readers to reevaluate the common belief that there was no significant interchange between the chiefdoms and civilizations of Eurasia and Africa and peoples who occupied the alleged terra incognita beyond the great oceans.