Hinterland

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English

Noun

Hinterland (plural Hinterlands)
  1. The land immediately next to, and inland from, a coast.
  2. The rural territory surrounding an urban area, especially a port.
  3. A remote or undeveloped area, a backwater.
  4. (figuratively) Anything vague or ill-defined, especially one that is ill understood.
    • 2007, Lesley Jeffries, Textual Construction of the Female Body, abstract
      This approach utilizes concepts such as naming, describing, contrasting and equating to access the hinterland between structure and meaning, and to map out the subtle ways in which texts can naturalise the ideology of the perfect female form.

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Thesaurus

airspace, area, arena, back, back country, backcountry, backdrop, background, backwash, backwater, backwoods, belt, boondock, boondocks, borderland, brush, bush, bush country, bushveld, confines, continental shelf, corridor, country, department, distance, district, division, environs, field, forests, frontier, ground, heartland, inland, inlands, interior, land, locale, midland, midlands, milieu, mise-en-scene, neighborhood, offshore rights, outback, outpost, part, parts, place, precincts, premises, purlieus, quarter, rear, region, salient, scene, section, setting, soil, space, stage, stage set, stage setting, sticks, terrain, territory, the bush, theater, three-mile limit, timbers, twelve-mile limit, uninhabited region, up-country, vicinage, vicinity, virgin land, virgin territory, wasteland, wild West, wilderness, wilds, woodlands, woods, zone

Etymology

From German Hinterland, from hinter (behind) + Land (land). First used in English in 1888 by George Chisholm in his work Handbook of Commercial Geography.[1] The term is characteristic of thalassocratic analysis of space.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈhɪntə(ɹ)ˌlænd/ SAMPA: /"hInt@(r)%l{nd/

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References

  1. ^ Definition of the term "hinterland" on Encyclopædia Britannica

Dutch

Etymology

From German hinter (behind) + land (land).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈhintərlɑnt/

Noun

Hinterland n. (plural Hinterlanden, diminutive Hinterlandje)

  1. hinterland (rural territory, backwater)

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Italian

Noun

Hinterland m. inv.

  1. hinterland, interior
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