hinterland definition

  • noun:
    • The land straight adjacent to and inland from a-coast.
    • an area remote from towns; backcountry.
    • an area situated beyond metropolitan centers of tradition.
    • The land instantly alongside, and inland from, a coast.
    • The rural territory surrounding an urban location, particularly a port.
    • A remote or undeveloped location, a backwater.
    • Anything vague or ill-defined, particularly one that is ill-understood.
    • a remote and undeveloped area; originally, the land or area lying behind the coastline area. The word is employed esp. with regards to the alleged doctrine associated with the hinterland, occasionally advanced, that profession of the coastline supports a claim to a unique directly to inhabit, occasionally, the territory lying inland regarding the coast.
    • Territory that lies straight back of and it is tributary to a-coast region or slot.
    • a remote and undeveloped area

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