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"hinterland" in British English

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hinterlandnoun

uk   /ˈhɪn.tə.lænd/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
[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 ​citieshinterlands [plural] US a ​part of the ​country that is ​far away from the ​bigcityareas
(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 ​middlepart of a ​country, esp. a ​largecountry, that is ​far from ​cities or the ​coast: The touring ​theatergroup took ​itsproduction 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   us   /ˈhɪntəlænd/ ECONOMICS
the ​area that surrounds a ​big city or ​port and on which the city or ​port depends for ​economicgrowth: China is Hong Kong's economic hinterland and biggest ​tradingpartner.
(Definition of hinterland from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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