Definition of borderland noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    borderland

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈbɔːdəlænd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːrdərlænd//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] an area of land close to a border between two countries
  2. 2[singular] an area between two qualities, ideas or subjects that has features of both but is not clearly one or the other the murky borderland between history and myth
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: borderland