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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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