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's a very difficult terrain.
I think that the terrain has changed.
(Iraqi forces) will eventually take back the terrain.
Mud, rugged terrain and bad weather hampered our rescue efforts.
They believed they were going to be able to seize and hold terrain, and they failed to do so.
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