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Definition of continental adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌkɑntnˈɛntl//
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  1. 1[only before noun] connected with the main part of the N. American continent Prices are often higher in Hawaii than in the continental United States.
  2. 2[only before noun] forming part of, or typical of, any of the seven main land masses of the earth continental Antarctica/Asia/Europe to study continental geography
  3. 3typical of the main part of Europe The restaurant serves excellent continental fare. The shutters and balconies make New Orleans look continental.