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con·ti·nen·tal

 (kŏn′tə-nĕn′tl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a continent.
2. often Continental Of or relating to the mainland of Europe; European.
3. Continental Of or relating to the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolution.
4. Meteorology
a. Of or relating to the relatively dry air typically found or originating over large landmasses.
b. Of or relating to climates characterized by a wide seasonal variation in temperatures.
5. Used as an intensive: "Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine, / The continental liar from the state of Maine." (Grover Cleveland).
n.
1. often Continental
a. An inhabitant of a continent.
b. An inhabitant of the mainland of Europe; a European.
2. A native of the continental United States living or working in Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands.
3. Continental A soldier in the American army during the American Revolution.
4. A piece of paper money issued by the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.

con′ti·nen′tal·ism n.
con′ti·nen′tal·ist n.
con′ti·nen·tal′i·ty (-nĕn-tăl′ĭ-tē) n.
con′ti·nen′tal·ly adv.

Continental

(ˌkɒntɪˈnɛntəl)
adj
1. (Physical Geography) of or characteristic of Europe, excluding the British Isles
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the 13 original British North American colonies during and immediately after the War of American Independence
n
3. (Human Geography) (sometimes not capital) an inhabitant of Europe, excluding the British Isles
4. (Historical Terms) a regular soldier of the rebel army during the War of American Independence
5. (Historical Terms) history US a currency note issued by the Continental Congress
ˌContiˈnentalˌism n
ˌContiˈnentalist n

con•ti•nen•tal

(ˌkɒn tnˈɛn tl)

adj.
1. of or of the nature of a continent.
2. (usu. cap.) of or pertaining to the mainland of Europe or to European customs and attitudes.
3. (cap.) of or pertaining to the 13 American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolution.
4. of or pertaining to the continent of North America.
n.
5. (cap.) a soldier in the American army during the American Revolution.
6. a piece of paper currency issued by the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.
7. a small amount: not worth a continental.
8. an inhabitant of a continent.
9. (usu. cap.) an inhabitant of the mainland of Europe.
[1750–60]
con`ti•nen′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Continental - of or pertaining to or typical of Europe; "a Continental breakfast"
2.continental - of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War; "the Continental Army"; "the Continental Congress"
3.continental - of or relating to or characteristic of a continent; "the continental divide"; "continental drift"
4.continental - being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe; "the continental United States"; "continental Europe"; "continental waters"
intercontinental - extending or taking place between or among continents; "intercontinental exploration"; "intercontinental flights"
Translations
قارّي، أوروبي
pevninskýkontinentální
fastlands-kontinental-
manner-
szárazföldi
meginlands-
karasalkıtasal

continental

[ˌkɒntɪˈnentl]
A. ADJ
1. (Geog) → continental
2. (Brit) (= European) → continental, europeo
B. N (Brit) → europeo/a m/f (continental)
C. CPD continental breakfast Ndesayuno m estilo europeo
continental drift Nderiva f continental
continental quilt Nedredón m
continental shelf Nplataforma f continental

continental

[ˌkɒntɪˈnɛntəl]
adj
(= European) → d'Europe continentale
(= related to a continent) [climate] → continental(e)
n (British) (= person) → Européen(ne) m/f continental(e), continental(e) m/fcontinental breakfast npetit déjeuner m continentalcontinental drift ndérive f des continentscontinental quilt n (British)couette fcontinental shelf nplateau m continental

continental

adj
(Geog) → kontinental
(Brit: = European) → europäisch; holidaysin Europa
n(Festlands)europäer(in) m(f)

continental

:
continental breakfast
continental drift
n (Geog) → Kontinentaldrift f
continental quilt
nSteppdecke f
continental shelf
n (Geog) → Kontinentalschelf m, → Kontinentalsockel m

continental

[ˌkɒntɪˈnɛntl]
1. adjcontinentale (Brit) (European) → europeo/a, dell'Europa continentale
2. n (Brit) → abitante m/f dell'Europa continentale

continent1

(ˈkontinənt) noun
1. one of the great divisions of the land surface of the world – Europe, America, Australia, Asia or Africa.
2. Europe excluding Britain. We are going to the continent for our holidays.
ˌcontiˈnental (-ˈnen-) adjective
continental breakfast
a light breakfast of rolls and coffee.
continental shelf noun
the part of a continent that is under a relatively shallow sea.
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Subsequent contributions differentiated Magellanian peatlands based on their floristic composition (Schwaar, 1976, 1981), or demonstrated floristic differentiations related to continentality gradients or the biogeochemical features of the peat (Kleinebecker et al.
2005: Vegetation of lowland wet meadows along a climatic continentality gradient in Central Europe.
Kupffer (1925) and Rasins (1962) developed phytogeographical borders that have a close relationship with sectors of continentality.
The distribution of purse-web Atypus spiders (Araneae: Mygalomorphae) in central Europe is constrained by microclimatic continentality and soil compactness.
the average annual air temperature amplitude and the difference between the April and October average air temperature can point to the difference among climate types and to the effect of continentality (Ogrin 1996)
The evaluation of the correlation strength between continentality gradient and forest fires frequency was implemented by analyzing the resulting cloud point charts, representing the change in fire numbers according to the distance from sea.
As a consequence of climatic continentality, the study area comprises the highest treelines of both Norway spruce (1115 m a.
To avoid large deviations due to continentality effect, an essential criterion in the final selection process was that every station had to be <100 km away from the sea.
Moreover, sea-level lowering during the glacial maxima increased the magnitude of continentality, making it even more difficult for river systems to reach the oceans.