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frontier

US [frʌnˈtɪr]
UK [frʌnˈtɪə(r)]
  • n.边境;边界;边缘;国界
  • adj.边疆的;边地的
  • Web国境;新领域;前线
Plural Form:frontiers  
frontier
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n.
1.
[c]
国界;边界;边境a line that separates two countries, etc.; the land near this line
the frontier between the land of the Saxons and that of the Danes
撒克逊人土地和古斯堪的纳维亚人土地的边界
a customs post on the frontier with Italy
与意大利交界的边境上的海关关卡
a frontier town/zone/post
边陲小镇;边疆地带;边防站
2.
[sing]
(尤指 19 世纪美国西部的)开发地区边缘地带,边远地区the edge of land where people live and have built towns, beyond which the country is wild and unknown, especially in the western US in the 19th century
a remote frontier settlement
边远地区定居点
3.
[c][usupl]
~ (of sth)
(学科或活动的)尖端,边缘the limit of sth, especially the limit of what is known about a particular subject or activity
to push back the frontiers of science(= to increase knowledge of science)
开拓科学新领域
to roll back the frontiers of government(= to limit the powers of the government)
限制政府权力

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