• The solid portion of the surface of the planet earth.
  • On an optical disc, such as a CD or DVD, a non-indented portion, as opposed to an indented portion which is called pit (1). The laser beam is reflected off the lands, while being scattered or absorbed by the pits.
  • A surface between grooves, such as those of a diffraction grating or phonograph record.
  • On a printed circuit board, the printed conductive portion to which components are connected. It may consist, for instance, of the enlarged areas where component leads are soldered. Also called pad (2), or terminal area.

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