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  1. (geology) A single, distinctive rock formation; an area having a preponderance of a particular rock or group of rocks.
  2. An area of land or the particular features of it.
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I loved the flattish grassy terrain at the top with numerous tarns of slate-grey water fringed with tussock and rocks.
They were built as a system of separate fortresses, abatis lines, and on forested terrain, tree blowdowns.
The terrain includes cart tracks, stone stiles, rough moorland and broken stone tracks.
Bridget bought me a very complicated-looking pair of hiking boots, for all the savage terrain I am likely to encounter.
The eastern fence was in more difficult terrain and we added wire netting to deter sheep.
It is contested terrain, which will no doubt continue to foster debate and dialogue.

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