twilight zone

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noun
  1. the lowest level of the ocean that light can reach.
  2. an ill-defined area between two distinct conditions, categories, etc., usually comprising certain features of both; an indefinite boundary: a twilight zone between fantasy and reality.

Origin of twilight zone

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for twilight zone

twilight zone

noun
  1. any indefinite or transitional condition or area
  2. an area of a city or town, usually surrounding the central business district, where houses have become dilapidated
  3. the lowest level of the ocean to which light can penetrate
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