wilderness area
noun Usage: often capitalized W&A Date: 1928 an often large tract of public land maintained essentially in its natural state and protected against introduction of intrusive artifacts (as roads and buildings)

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  • Wilderness area — A wilderness area is a region where the land is in a natural state; where impacts from human activities are minimal that is, as a wilderness. It might also be called a wild or natural area. Especially in wealthier, industrialized nations, it has… …   Wikipedia

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  • wilderness area — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms wilderness area : singular wilderness area plural wilderness areas American an area where the government has decided that no roads or buildings can be built so that it can be enjoyed for its natural beauty and… …   English dictionary

  • wilderness area — noun (C) an area of public land in the US where no buildings or roads are allowed to be built …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wilderness area — a region whose natural growth is protected by legislation and whose recreational and industrial use is restricted. [1925 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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