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Definition of site of special scientific interest noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

site of special scientific interest

 noun
noun
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; NAmE
 
(abbreviation SSSI)
 
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any of the places or areas of Britain in which the wild animals or plants are considered rare or of scientific importance. There are over 6 000 SSSIs in Britain, and they are protected by the government against damage caused by farming or building.