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frontier  


      n  
1   
a    the region of a country bordering on another or a line, barrier, etc., marking such a boundary  
b    (as modifier)  
a frontier post     
2      (U.S. and Canadian)  
a    the edge of the settled area of a country  
b    (as modifier)  
the frontier spirit     
3    often pl   the limit of knowledge in a particular field  
the frontiers of physics have been pushed back     
4      (Maths)   the part of the closure of a topological set that lies outside its interior  
     (C14: from Old French frontiere, from front (in the sense: part which is opposite); see front)  


North East Frontier Agency  
      n      the former name (until 1972) of       Arunachal Pradesh  
North-West Frontier Province  
      n   a province in N Pakistan between Afghanistan and Jammu and Kashmir: part of British India from 1901 until 1947; of strategic importance, esp. for the Khyber Pass. Capital: Peshawar. Pop.: 12287000 (1985 est.). Area: 74522 sq. km (28773 sq. miles)  
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n.
a popular person in a community
exp.
celebrate smth. with excitement; party wildly; party all night long
npl.
(1) a remote area; an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city (2) a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Informal] [Disapproving] E.g.: Living out in the sticks requires more thought when it comes to transport due to the fact that you live far away from anywhere.

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