AskDefine | Define lowland

Dictionary Definition

lowland adj : of relatively low or level country [ant: upland] n : low level country [ant: highland]

User Contributed Dictionary



From low + land.


  1. Area which is lower than surrounding areas.
    The lowland region was prone to flooding during the rainy season.


Extensive Definition

In physical geography, a lowland is any broad expanse of land with a general low level. The term is thus applied to the landward 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.
lowland in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa): Нізіна
lowland in Czech: Nížina
lowland in German: Tiefebene
lowland in Italian: Bassopiano
lowland in Lithuanian: Žemuma
lowland in Dutch: Laagland
lowland in Japanese: 低地
lowland in Russian: Низменность
lowland in Sicilian: Chiana (vasciuchianu)
lowland in Finnish: Alanko
lowland in Swedish: Lågland
lowland in Slovak: Nížina
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