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borderland

[ bawr-der-land ]
/ ˈbɔr dərˌlænd /
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noun

land forming a border or frontier.
an uncertain, intermediate district, space, or condition.

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Origin of borderland

First recorded in 1805–15; border + land
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British Dictionary definitions for borderland

borderland
/ (ˈbɔːdəˌlænd) /

noun

land located on or near a frontier or boundary
an indeterminate regionthe borderland between intellect and intelligence
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