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terra incognita

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An unknown land; an unexplored region: "a vast and virtually final terra incognita left to terrestrial explorers” ( David F. Salisbury).
  • n. A new or unexplored field of knowledge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Land that has never been explored or mapped; uncharted territory.
  • n. By extension, ideas or concepts that have not yet been tried or explored.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An unknown land; unexplored country.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an unknown and unexplored region

Etymologies

New Latin : Latin terra, land + incognita, feminine of incognitus, unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin: terra, land; incognita, unknown. (Wiktionary)

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