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hinterland


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hinterland  \Hin"ter*land`\,  n.  [G.;  hinter  behind  +  land  land.] 
  The  land  or  region  lying  behind  the  coast  district.  The  term 
  is  used  esp.  with  reference  to  the  so-called 
 
  {doctrine  of  the  hinterland},  sometimes  advanced,  that 
  occupation  of  the  coast  supports  a  claim  to  an  exclusive 
  right  to  occupy,  from  time  to  time,  the  territory  lying 
  inland  of  the  coast. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hinterland 
  n  :  a  remote  and  undeveloped  area  [syn:  {backwoods},  {back 
  country},  {boondocks}] 




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