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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I used to live in the US and it was the same delivery charge on all of the 48 contiguous states.
The roaming agreement includes countries like the United States - the 48 contiguous states, together with Alaska and Hawaii-, Canada, Hong Kong, France, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
an 80-day journey through all 48 contiguous states of the USA.
Common and Contract authority allow Royal Trucking Company the opportunity to transport freight for all types of business throughout the 48 contiguous states and Canada.
While the Company is an interstate carrier that is licensed in all 48 contiguous states, the business currently focuses on transporting goods between the Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast with an average one-way hauling distance of approximately 750 miles.
In January, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that 2006 was the warmest year on record for the 48 contiguous states.
JANUARY 2006 TEMPERATURES IN 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES The map and its key show the number of states that fall into each of three temperature categories for January 2006.
If you don't act now, nearly everyone you know could be affected by the virulent strain of pokermania sweeping the 48 contiguous states.
Beginning in mid-March pillows will no longer be provided on Delta Air Lines flights within the 48 contiguous states, Bermuda, Canada and Central American and Caribbean destinations, said the carrier.
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.
Scott is one of the authors of a recent study showing that much of the protected habitat in the 48 contiguous states is at the highest elevations and the least productive land.