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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The graduates are from 101 Kansas counties, 48 states and 48 countries.
Tri-State provides service to 48 states, Alaska and Canada.
Construction unemployment fell in 48 states in January from a year prior, and Wisconsin is no exception, according to a review of employment data by the Associated Builders and Contractors of America.
And now he's taking his passion to the extreme when he rides across 48 states of America in 48 days.
The highest average price in the contiguous 48 states was $3.63 in the San Francisco Bay area.
In the STEO, EIA publishes crude oil production projections for Alaska, the Federal Gulf of Mexico, and the aggregated Lower 48 states. However, each month in the STEO, EIA models oil production for certain states and regions within the Lower 48 states.
Production fell 156,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 340,000 bpd, while output in the Lower 48 States decreased 38,000 bpd to 8.088 mbpd.
In response to continued low oil prices, onshore crude oil production in the Lower 48 states is expected to decline from an average of 7.41 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2015 to 6.46 million b/d in 2016 and to 5.76 million b/d in 2017.
The Common Core State Standards were launched in 2009 by state leaders, including governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, two territories and the District of Columbia.
9 July 2015 - Creates combined organization with sales exceeding USD 19bn annually with more than 13,600 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces