transition area

noun Linguistics.

(in dialect geography) an area whose dialect has been influenced by the dialect of one or more neighboring focal areas.Compare focal area, relic area.

Nearby words

  1. transit number,
  2. transit shed,
  3. transit theodolite,
  4. transitable,
  5. transition,
  6. transition element,
  7. transition elements,
  8. transition gyrus,
  9. transition mutation,
  10. transition point

Also called graded area. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019