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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Each year, trash from 48 states is sent to Emelle, a small Alabama town where 90 percent of the residents are Black.
Despite the institution's 9,500 students being from 48 states and 68 countries, students still viewed their university as a local or regional school.
But records were smashed last winter when the contiguous 48 states in the U.
org/ebpaqc), launched in March 2004, reported that more than 700 firms--from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico--have enrolled as members.
Just 30 years ago, the once-abundant bald eagle--America's national symbol--was in danger of extinction in its primary habitat across the contiguous 48 states.
A new analysis of the lower 48 states captures details of the distribution of the nation's impervious surfaces.
As a minister and the first director of the Children's Aid Society, he placed children in every one of the 48 states, often with little regard to record keeping or appropriateness of the placement.
In fact, four other mountains in the contiguous 48 states are higher: Mount Whitney, 14,494 feet in California; Mount Elbert, 14,433 feet, Mont Massive, 14,421 feet, and Mount Harvard, 14,420 feet, all in Colorado.
The national bird, majestically soaring across skies in the lower 48 states and in Alaska, is a fitting symbol for the resilience that has marked the American people over the last year.
Standards for teaching economics have been adopted by 48 states.
According to final 1999 hate crime data in the FBI's annual publication Hate Crime Statistics, 12,122 law enforcement agencies in 48 states and Washington, D.
The hate crime data collection program began with a sample of 11 states in 1990 and has grown to cover more than 12,000 agencies in 48 states that submit data covering 85 percent of the country.