noun Date: 1735 1. a region in which the land is predominantly flat — usually used in plural 2. land that lacks significant variation in elevation • flatlander noun

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  • Flatland — Titelseite Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (dt. Titel „Flächenland“) ist eine 1884 von Edwin Abbott Abbott veröffentlichte Kurzgeschichte. Es handelt sich dabei um eine „mathematische Satire“ [1] auf die Hierarchie der Viktorianischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Flatland — est une allégorie écrite en 1884, où l auteur, Edwin Abbott Abbott, donne vie aux dimensions géométriques, le point, la ligne et les surfaces, avant d en arriver à faire découvrir l univers des volumes par un carré. Cette allégorie n est pas sans …   Wikipédia en Français

  • flatland — [flat′land΄] n. [also pl.] land or a region of land that is extremely level …   English World dictionary

  • Flatland — For other uses, see Flatland (disambiguation) Infobox Book | name = Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions title orig = Flatland image caption = The cover to Flatland, 6th Edition. author = Edwin A. Abbott illustrator = Edwin A. Abbott cover… …   Wikipedia

  • flatland — UK [ˈflætˌlænd] / US noun Word forms flatland : singular flatland plural flatlands a) [uncountable] level land without mountains, hills, or valleys b) flatlands [plural] a region in which the land is level …   English dictionary

  • flatland — noun /ˈflatlənd,ˈflatland/ Any land of relatively constant altitude (with no hills). See Also: flatlander …   Wiktionary

  • flatland — /ˈflætlænd/ (say flatland) noun 1. a flat piece of country. 2. (plural) an area of such country. –adjective 3. (of a BMX bike) suitable for riding on flat terrain …   Australian English dictionary

  • flatland — flatlander, n. /flat land /, n. a region that lacks appreciable topographic relief. [1725 35, Amer.; FLAT1 + LAND] * * * …   Universalium

  • flatland — Synonyms and related words: alkali flat, alluvial plain, basin, billiard table, bottomland, bowling green, bushveld, campo, champaign, champaign country, coastal plain, dead flat, dead level, delta, desert, down, downs, earth, esplanade, fell,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • flatland — flat|land [ flæt,lænd ] noun uncount level land without mountains, hills, or valleys a. flatlands plural a region in which the land is level …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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