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English noun: frontier

1. frontier (location) a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country


SamplesThe individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day.


Broader (hypernym)wild, wilderness

2. frontier (location) an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary


Broader (hypernym)bound, boundary, bounds


Instance hyponymTriple Frontier

3. frontier (cognition) an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development


SamplesHe worked at the frontier of brain science.


Broader (hypernym)bailiwick, discipline, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field









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