continental United States

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Related to Mainland United States: Continental United States, Lower 48 states

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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Thus, in Canada and the mainland united States, people of Chinese background are conspicuously visible in physical terms, with accompanying cultural assumptions about them on the part of non-Chinese.
A tsunami warning was subsequently issued for the entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada, but the Hawaiian airports of Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului and Lihue were temporarily closed in preparation for a tsunami strike and the ground equipment that could be moved was repositioned on higher ground.
Radiation from Chernobyl was barely measurable in the mainland United States," University of Maryland atmospheric scientist Russell Dickerson said.
At the main festival, each of 35 breweries from Hawaii and the mainland United States will tap up two types of beer, ranging
At present, Southwest operates an extensive domestic US-based network our of Houston Hobby with San Juan Luis MuA[+ or -]oz Marin its only destination outside the mainland United States.
Car prices are typically $6,000 higher in Puerto Rico than in mainland United States.
Groff will now oversee TFS operations in the mainland United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, and Argentina.
cucurbitae is considered a quarantine pest in the mainland United States and inflicts significant agricultural losses in other regions of the world.
Convicts are given lethal injections, blind-folded and shot by a firing squad, or hanged and put to sword in such countries as mainland United States (34 American states), China, Russia, India and almost all the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia.
What we were interested in is the extension of ciguatera into the mainland United States, either from fish importing or through expansion of the endemic area up the sea coast," says Daniel Gingold, who led the study at Emory University.
Despite a successful long-range rocket launch in December, most experts believe North Korea is years from developing a genuine inter-continental ballistic missile that could strike the mainland United States.
A civilian cargo ship loaded with 12 MV-22 aircraft left the mainland United States on July 1 and is on its way to Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, with plans to haul the cargo to the Marines' air base in the Japanese city in late July.