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Topic: NEWSPAPERS, PUBLISHING

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Dutch
Origin: landschap, from land 'land' + -schap '-ship'

landscape

1 noun
     
land‧scape1 W3
1 [countable] an area of countryside or land of a particular type, used especially when talking about its appearance:
the beauty of the New England landscape
landscape
2 [countable] a picture showing an area of countryside or land:
English landscape artists
3

the political/social landscape

the general situation in which a particular activity takes place:
Recent electoral shocks have shaken the European political landscape.
4 [uncountable]TCN a way of printing a document in which the long sides are horizontal and the short sides are vertical [↪ portrait]

➔ a blot on the landscape

at blot2 (2)
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