no-man's-land
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. an area of unowned, unclaimed, or uninhabited land b. an unoccupied area between opposing armies c. an area not suitable or used for occupation or habitation <
downtown was a retailing no-man's-land
>
2. an anomalous, ambiguous, or indefinite area especially of operation, application, or jurisdiction <
the no-man's-land between art and science
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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