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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)

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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)

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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)
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