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Meaning of “heartland” in the English Dictionary

"heartland" in British English

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heartlandnoun [C, often plural]

uk   /ˈhɑːt.lænd/  us   /ˈhɑːrt-/
(Definition of heartland from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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heartlandnoun [U]

 us   /ˈhɑrtˌlænd, -lənd/
the ​central or most ​importantpart of an ​area: The ​Midwest is the ​agricultural heartland of the US.
(Definition of heartland from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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heartlandnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhɑːtlænd/ (also heartlands [plural])
POLITICS an ​area where a large ​number of ​peoplesupport a particular ​politicalparty and ​vote for it in an ​election: Turnouts were as ​low as 14% in ​parts of the so-called heartland. the Labour/Tory/​Republican heartland(s)
an ​area where a particular ​industry is very important: heartland of sth Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia have become Europe's new heartland of carmaking ​investment.agricultural/industrial/commercial heartland(s) At the ​center of India's ​industrial heartland, the hoped-for ​flood of ​jobs has not yet come.
(Definition of heartland from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heartland”
in Chinese (Simplified) 中心地区, 重要地区…
in Turkish merkez, orta, kalp…
in Russian сердце, центр деятельности…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中心地區, 重要地區…
in Polish centrum, serce…
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