HyperDic: twilight_zone

English > 2 senses of the expression twilight zone:
NOUNobjecttwilight zonethe lowest level of the ocean to which light can reach
attributetwilight zone, no man's landthe ambiguous region between two categories / categories or states or conditions (usually containing some features of both)
English > twilight zone: 2 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningThe lowest level of the ocean to which light can reach.
Broaderocean floor, sea floor, ocean bottom, seabed, sea bottom, Davy Jones's locker, Davy JonesThe bottom of a sea or ocean
English > twilight zone: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe ambiguous region between two categories / categories or states or conditions (usually containing some features of both).
Examples
  • "but there is still a twilight zone, the tantalizing occurrences that are probably noise but might possibly be a signal"
  • "in the twilight zone between humor and vulgarity"
Synonymno man's land
Broaderambiguity, equivocalnessunclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning / meaning

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