Definitions for Terraintəˈreɪn
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a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
"they decided to attack across the rocky terrain"
A single, distinctive rock formation; an area having a preponderance of a particular rock or group of rocks.
An area of land or the particular features of it.
Origin: From terrain, from terrenum, neuter of terrenus, from terra.
Terrain, or land relief, is the vertical and horizontal dimension of land surface. When relief is described underwater, the term bathymetry is used. Terrain is used as a general term in physical geography, referring to the lay of the land. This is usually expressed in terms of the elevation, slope, and orientation of terrain features. Terrain affects surface water flow and distribution. Over a large area, it can affect weather and climate patterns.
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