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Terrain and Landscape Definitions

Terrain

An area of land; ground
Climbed a tree to view the surrounding terrain.

Landscape

An expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
A desert landscape.

Terrain

A particular geographic area; a region
A guide who knows this terrain well.

Landscape

A picture depicting an expanse of scenery.

Terrain

The surface features of an area of land; topography
Boots designed for rugged terrain.
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Landscape

The branch of art dealing with the representation of natural scenery.

Terrain

(also tĕrān) Variant of terrane.

Landscape

The aspect of the land characteristic of a particular region
A bleak New England winter landscape.

Terrain

(geology) A single, distinctive rock formation; an area having a preponderance of a particular rock or group of rocks.

Landscape

Grounds that have been landscaped
Liked the house especially for its landscape.
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Terrain

An area of land or the particular features of it.
The race will be run over a variety of terrain, including grass and sand.

Landscape

An extensive mental view; an interior prospect
"They occupy the whole landscape of my thought" (James Thurber).

Terrain

The surface of the earth; the ground.
This approach requires the aircraft to stay at an altitude of at least 3000 feet MSL until crossing the VOR in order to maintain terrain clearance.
Controlled flight into terrain
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Landscape

The orientation of a page such that the shorter side runs from top to bottom.

Terrain

A piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential;
They decided to attack across the rocky terrain
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Landscape

To adorn or improve (a section of ground) by contouring and by planting flowers, shrubs, or trees.

Landscape

To arrange grounds aesthetically or maintain grounds as a profession.

Landscape

A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.

Landscape

A sociological aspect of a physical area.

Landscape

A picture representing a real or imaginary scene by land or sea, the main subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water, etc.

Landscape

The pictorial aspect of a country.

Landscape

A mode of printing where the horizontal sides are longer than the vertical sides

Landscape

A space, indoor or outdoor and natural or man-made (as in "designed landscape")

Landscape

(figuratively) a situation that is presented, a scenario
The software patent landscape has changed considerably in the last years

Landscape

To create or maintain a landscape.

Landscape

A portion of land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains.

Landscape

A picture representing a scene by land or sea, actual or fancied, the chief subject being the general aspect of nature, as fields, hills, forests, water. etc. Compare seascape.

Landscape

The pictorial aspect of a country.
The landscape of his native country had taken hold on his heart.

Landscape

An expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view

Landscape

Painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

Landscape

A genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery

Landscape

An extensive mental viewpoint;
The political landscape looks bleak without a change of administration
We changed the landscape for solving the proble of payroll inequity

Landscape

Embellish with plants;
Let's landscape the yard

Landscape

Do landscape gardening;
My sons landscapes for corporations and earns a good living

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