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land·mass

 (lănd′măs′)
n.
A large area of land, such as a continent, that is wholly or mostly surrounded by water: the landmass of Eurasia.

landmass

(ˈlændˌmæs)
n
(Physical Geography) a large continuous area of land, as opposed to seas or islands

land•mass

(ˈlændˌmæs)

n.
a part of the continental crust above sea level having a distinct identity, as a continent.
[1855–60]

land·mass

(lănd′măs′)
A large, continuous area of land, such as a continent or a very large island.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.landmass - a large continuous extent of land
continent - one of the large landmasses of the earth; "there are seven continents"; "pioneers had to cross the continent on foot"
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
subcontinent - a large and distinctive landmass (as India or Greenland) that is a distinct part of some continent
Translations

landmass

[ˈlændˌmæs] Nmasa f continental
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It is merely a peninsula on the African-Asian landmass.
The study suggested that certain groups of amphibians might have swum long distances from one landmass to another within the past few million years.
A quarter of Scotland's landmass has no 2G coverage whatsoever, compared with only four per cent in England, according to the regulators Ofcom.
The landmass has also tripled in height since December, now rising more than 196 feet (60 m) above sea level.
In short the entire landmass that was once the communist world now runs on corruption.
Countless millions in that vast landmass have endured every conceivable horror, from famine, wars, atrocities and disease for decades.
According to American scientists, the dinosaurs roamed the Earth some 90 million years ago when India and Madagascar were one landmass cut off from the rest of the world.
Ships sailing close to shore can experience difficulties with radars, due to reflections from the landmass and interference from the greater density of radar traffic.
The Chinese embassy in Manila released a statement reasserting the country s sovereign rights to the South China Sea, including the disputed area that is much closer to Philippine landmass.
The motley crew fly into the eye of a hurricane and are spewed on to sandy shores where Sean's gung-ho grandfather Alexander (Michael Caine) guides the newcomers through jungles teeming with danger, while an imminent volcanic eruption threatens to plunge the landmass into the churning waters.
It shows the shapes of landmasses accurately, but distorts their sizes: The farther a landmass is from the equator, the larger it appears.