Meaning of “hinterland” in the English Dictionary

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"hinterland" in British English

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hinterlandnoun

uk /ˈhɪn.tə.lænd/ us /ˈhɪn.t̬ɚ.lænd/

[ C usually singular ] the land behind the coast or the banks of a river, or an area of a country that is far away from cities

hinterlands [ plural ] US

a part of the country that is far away from the big city areas

(Definition of “hinterland” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hinterland" in American English

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hinterlandnoun [ U ]

us /ˈhɪn·tərˌlænd, -lənd/ also hinterlands

a region in the middle part of a country, esp. a large country, that is far from cities or the coast:

The touring theater group took its production into the hinterland.

(Definition of “hinterland” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hinterland" in Business English

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hinterlandnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk /ˈhɪntəlænd/ us ECONOMICS

the area that surrounds a big city or port and on which the city or port depends for economic growth:

China is Hong Kong's economic hinterland and biggest trading partner.

(Definition of “hinterland” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)