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flatland

[flat-land]
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noun
  1. a region that lacks appreciable topographic relief.
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Origin of flatland

An Americanism dating back to 1725–35; flat1 + -land
Related formsflat·land·er, noun
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  • The men of Flatland are about to feed, and will share their supper.

    The Giant of the North

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Of what use have been all the wars of Flatland from Longtime till now?

    The Giant of the North

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • We shall no longer be imprisoned in Flatland, but set free in Spaceland.

    Meteorology

    Charles Fitzhugh Talman

  • I would go forth, methought, at once, and evangelize the whole of Flatland.

    Flatland

    Edwin Abbott Abbott

  • I was rapidly descending; and I knew that return to Flatland was my doom.

    Flatland

    Edwin Abbott Abbott