continental United States

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continen′tal Unit′ed States′


n.
the states of the U.S. on the North American continent, usu. excluding Alaska; the 48 contiguous states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).

continental United States

United States territory, including the adjacent territorial waters, located within North America between Canada and Mexico. Also called CONUS.
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Without the cool air from the Arctic, the average temperature in the contiguous states was 8.
If you don't act now, nearly everyone you know could be affected by the virulent strain of pokermania sweeping the 48 contiguous states.
Participants were chosen at random from public records of births in the 48 contiguous states.
The Sahara is so large that the 48 contiguous states of the United States could easily fit into it.
This book represents the author's personal visits to many chemical dependency treatment centers during a 2-year journey through the 48 contiguous states.
Solar Power: individually colour-coded contour lines illustrate the potential watt-hours per square meter per day in the 48 contiguous states of the U.
Whatever the reason, the 48 contiguous states were warmer than normal in November, December and January.
3 million customers in the four contiguous states of Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
People in Colorado are the thinnest, on average, of those in any of the contiguous states.
United's sale applies to all routes in the 48 contiguous states and Hawaii.
An analysis of the nine market regions that span the 48 contiguous states reveal that the Southeast region is the most active for the Pulp, Paper and Wood Industry, in terms of project expenditures.
LLC is a family-owned and -operated flatbed motor carrier that operates throughout the 48 contiguous states, primarily in the eastern two-thirds of the United States.