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wilderness meaning

EN[ˈwɪl.də.nɪs] [ˈwɪl.dəɹ.nəs]
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WWilderness
  • Wilderness or wildland is a natural environment on Earth that has not been significantly modified by civilized human activity.
  • The word wilderness derives from the notion of "wildness"—in other words, that which is not controlled by humans. The mere presence or activity of people does not disqualify an area from being "wilderness.
  • The WILD Foundation states that wilderness areas have two dimensions: they must be biologically intact and legally protected.
  • Especially in wealthier, industrialized nations, it has a specific legal meaning as well: as land where development is prohibited by law.
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  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Singularia tantum
        • Uncountable nouns
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    Grammatically, this word "wilderness" is a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum.
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