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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 found that 14% of Wales' landmass has no 2G coverage, while 21% has no 3G coverage and 91% has no 4G coverage.
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.