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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 ?
He is packing up to leave the country, and he asks us to make his excuses sur le terrain."
Sun Tzu said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit:
Figure 9 shows the path loss simulation calculated based on the terrain model in the form of two-dimensional visualized image.
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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).
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As a result, synchronized video images are required to map the color information to the sensed 3D point cloud, thus realizing intuitive terrain visualization towards mobile mapping services.
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