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Definitions and Synonyms of frontier | Another word for frontier | What is frontier?

Definition 1: an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where frontier or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he worked at the frontier of brain science

(frontier is a kind of ...) a branch of knowledge

"in what discipline is his doctorate?" "teachers should be well trained in their subject" "anthropology is the study of human beings"

Definition 2: a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country - [noun denoting location]

Samples where frontier or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day

(frontier is a kind of ...) a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition

"it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"

Definition 3: an international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary - [noun denoting location]

(frontier is a kind of ...) the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something

(... is an instance of frontier) the border area where Argentina and Brazil and Paraguay meet; an active South American center for contraband and drug trafficking and money laundering; a suspected locale for Islamic extremist groups

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