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).
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continental United States

United States territory, including the adjacent territorial waters, located within North America between Canada and Mexico. Also called CONUS.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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She's traveled to all 48 contiguous states on a huge tour bus with her Aunt Nic, who has developed a growing reputation as a medium.
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And on Tuesday, the agency declared the rusty patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis) an endangered species, making it the first-ever bumblebee in the country, and the first bee of any kind in the 48 contiguous states, to have that unenviable distinction.
The Zika virus epidemic could catch the nation off guard, much like the 1999-2004 West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak did when it spread to the 48 contiguous states and resulted in 667 deaths.
Since 2010, VasoHealthcare has been the exclusive representative for the sale of select GE Healthcare Diagnostic Imaging products to specific market segments in the 48 contiguous states of the United States and District of Columbia.
By organizing the 48 contiguous states into four peer groups based on shared non-policy characteristics, NREL contextualized the impact of various solar policies on PV projects.