Associations to the word «Frontier»


FRONTIER, noun. That part of a country which fronts or faces another country or an unsettled region; the marches; the border, confine, or extreme part of a country, bordering on another country; the border of the settled and cultivated part of a country; as, the frontier of civilization.
FRONTIER, noun. (obsolete) An outwork of a fortification.
FRONTIER, adjective. Lying on the exterior part; bordering; conterminous.
FRONTIER, proper noun. An unincorporated community in Minnesota.
FRONTIER, proper noun. A city in North Dakota.
FRONTIER, proper noun. A village in Saskatchewan.
FRONTIER ORBITAL, noun. (chemistry) Either of a pair of orbitals, of two molecules or fragments, that overlap to form a bond; especially the HOMO and LUMO orbitals

Dictionary definition

FRONTIER, noun. A wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country; "the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day".
FRONTIER, noun. An international boundary or the area (often fortified) immediately inside the boundary.
FRONTIER, noun. An undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development; "he worked at the frontier of brain science".

Wise words

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