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English definition of “ground”

ground

noun [U] (AREA OF KNOWLEDGE)    /ɡraʊnd/
C2 an area of knowledge or experience : When the conversation turns to politics he's on familiar ground (= he knows a lot about this subject ). Once we'd found some common ground (= things we both knew about) we got on very well together. The lectures covered a lot of ground (= included information on many different subjects ). I enjoyed her first novel , but I felt in the second she was going over the same ground (= dealing with the same area of experience ).Topics and areas of interest
(Definition of ground noun (AREA OF KNOWLEDGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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