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Definitions for terrain
təˈreɪnter·rain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. terrainnoun

    a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential

    "they decided to attack across the rocky terrain"

Wiktionary

  1. terrainnoun

    A single, distinctive rock formation; an area having a preponderance of a particular rock or group of rocks.

  2. terrainnoun

    An area of land or the particular features of it.

  3. Etymology: From terrain, from terrenum, neuter of terrenus, from terra.

Wikipedia

  1. Terrain

    Terrain or relief (also topographical relief) involves the vertical and horizontal dimensions of land surface. The term bathymetry is used to describe underwater relief, while hypsometry studies terrain relative to sea level. The Latin word terra (the root of terrain) means "earth." In physical geography, terrain is 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.

ChatGPT

  1. terrain

    Terrain, in a general context, refers to the physical features and geographical characteristics of a piece of land or a particular area. This can include aspects such as the presence of mountains, hills, valleys, rivers, deserts, forests, or fields, as well as the relative levelness or steepness of the land surface.

Wikidata

  1. Terrain

    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

  1. Terrain

    ter′ān, n. (geol.) any series of rocks continuously related: any tract considered in relation to its fitness for some purpose. [Fr.,—L. terrenum.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrain in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of terrain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of terrain in a Sentence

  1. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho:

    Mud, rugged terrain and bad weather hampered our rescue efforts.

  2. John Nicholson:

    They believed they were going to be able to seize and hold terrain, and they failed to do so.

  3. John Ferrari:

    You have to progress through all of those stages. For NGCV, we can go down that path to get there, ground combat autonomy is probably the hardest level of autonomy possible. Imagine going over terrain that is filled with artillery shells.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Sanders have both shaped the ideological terrain on which this campaign is being waged, senator Warren and Senator Sanders have proven an effective team on debate stages and in the polls, and we hope that partnership continues. We're proud to call both of Senator Warren and Senator Sanders allies in the fight for a more just America.

  5. Candice Cooley:

    We need a direction, evidence, something that’s not a wild goose chase, because it’s not good terrain out there, and it’s not for people who just leisurely just want to come out and search, [It’s] over 100 degrees, winds get blowing, and people don’t want you there.

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