continental United States

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Related to Mainland United States: Continental United States, Lower 48 states

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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