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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]
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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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With freakish weather, including a tornado and a shower of frogs and tales of alien visits, the second city comes first place in a spotters' guide to the country's real twilight zones.
Dr Kenny Webster, resident scientist at Birmingham Science Museum Thinktank, said: "It will come as no surprise to the residents of Birmingham that we live in our own Twilight Zone.
The shower of baby frogs which occurred in Sutton Park in 1954 is one of the curious incidents mentioned in the guide, put together by Euro Disney to promote its latest attraction called The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Because the FARS data are coded for integer hours, however, it was not possible to construct data sets that conformed exactly to these natural twilight zones.
The twilight zones comprise two times of day, morning and evening, during which variables such as traffic density, driver age-mix, fatigue, and alcohol consumption should be relatively stable year round.