flatland

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From flat +‎ land.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈflatlənd/, /ˈflatland/
  • Hyphenation: flat‧land

Noun[edit]

flatland (plural flatlands)

  1. Synonym of plain: land of relatively constant altitude, usually exclusive of forests, deserts, and wastelands.
  2. (Ireland, informal) An urban region with many flats or apartments to rent.
    • 2005, Esme Conway, Into Angels, page 18:
      Back then, at eighteen, in her humble bed-sit, in Dublin's 'flatland', she was lonely.

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