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terrace.
1. Embankment or prepared and levelled mass of earth in e.g. a garden.

2. Any artificial or built level platform for promenading, with a vertical or sloping front or sides faced with masonry, turf, etc., and sometimes having a balustrade, often adjacent to a coun-try-house.

3. One of several platforms, as on a hillside or in a stadium, furnished with seats.

4. Loggia or external usable space, e.g. roof-garden.

5. Series of houses joined together in one row, as in the Georgian terraces of the British Isles.

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ter·race / ˈteris/ • n. 1. a level paved area or platform next to a building; a patio or veranda. ∎  each of a series of flat areas made on a slope, used for cultivation. ∎  Geol. a natural horizontal shelflike formation, such as a raised beach. 2. chiefly Brit. a block of row houses. ∎  a row house. • v. [tr.] make or form (sloping land) into a number of level flat areas resembling a series of steps.

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terrace, a level field built on top of a hillslope into the floor of a deep valley to improve cultivation of crops. Terracing uses the runoff from the hill to increase soil retentiveness and arability and is often part of a larger irrigation system that includes canals. Although widespread in areas of high population pressure, such as Japan and the Philippines, it has been abandoned in some regions, such as the Mediterranean, because of its high maintenance costs.

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terrace A nearly flat portion of a landscape which is terminated by a steep edge. It may be produced by any one of a range of processes, so the following varieties are recognized: altiplanation terrace, kame terrace, river terrace, shore platform, and solifluction terrace.

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terrace

terrace A nearly flat portion of a landscape, terminated by a steep edge. It may be produced by any one of a range of processes, so the following varieties are recognized: altiplanation terrace, kame terrace, river terrace, shore platform, and solifluction terrace.

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terrace

terrace †gallery, balcony; raised level walk. XVI. — OF. terrace, (also mod.) -asse †rubble, platform :- Rom. *terrāceus, -ācea, f. L. terra earth; see -ACEOUS.

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Terrace

a series of things, especially houses.

Examples : living terrace of crippled children, 1896; terraces of gravel (geology), 1878; of houses (e.g., Adelphi Terrace), 1796.

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