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LOWLAND

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 78 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LOWLAND, in physical geography, any broad expanse of land with a general low level. The term is thus applied to the land-ward portion of the upward slope from oceanic depths to continental highlands, to a region of depression in the interior of a mountainous region, to a plain of denudation or to any region in contrast to a highland. The Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland are typical.
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