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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ter′ān, n. (geol.) any series of rocks continuously related: any tract considered in relation to its fitness for some purpose. [Fr.,—L. terrenum.]
The numerical value of Terrain in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Terrain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was real mountainous terrain with heavy tree cover, Basically all we were doing was a recovery.
The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the trench warfare of World War I: never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain.
The main problem is that the terrain is very rugged, inaccessible, technicians are dangling over deep ravines from cables covered with an inch of ice.
Firefighting personnel continue to aggressively work in treacherous terrain, providing structure defense and improving containment lines. All road closures will remain closed. The terrain is brush covered, rugged and steep, with difficult access.
It's a remote area with very rugged terrain. Isolated, sparsely populated, a lot of it is high desert terrain; other parts are mountainous, i'm told there are caves in the area, there are mines, unoccupied homes, outbuildings, just a lot of places for a person to hide.
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