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outpost

noun [C]     /ˈaʊt.pəʊst/ US  /-poʊst/
a place, especially a small group of buildings or a town, that represents the authority or business interests of a government or company that is far away: a police/military/colonial outpostGovernment administration and organisation a rare example of something that is disappearing: Free jazz has been described as the last outpost of modernism.Unique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of quality
(Definition of outpost noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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