Terrain meaning

tə-rān
An area of land or the particular features of it.
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Terrain is defined as the specific physical features of an area of land.

An example of terrain is a rocky and jagged coastline.

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(geology) A single, distinctive rock formation; an area having a preponderance of a particular rock or group of rocks.
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Ground or a tract of ground, esp. with regard to its natural or topographical features or fitness for some use.
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Prevailing conditions; setting; milieu.

The political terrain of prewar Europe.

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The surface features of an area of land; topography.

Boots designed for rugged terrain.

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Origin of terrain

  • French from Old French from Vulgar Latin terrānum alteration of Latin terrēnum from neuter of terrēnus of the earth terrene

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French terrain, from Latin terrenum (“land, ground"), neuter of terrenus (“consisting of earth"), from terra (“earth").

    From Wiktionary