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continent

noun [C]     /ˈkɒn.tɪ.nənt/ US  /ˈkɑːn.t̬ən.ənt/
B1 one of the seven large land masses on the Earth's surface, surrounded, or mainly surrounded, by sea and usually consisting of various countries: the North American continent the continents of Asia and AfricaSmall and large land masses Grammar:Geographical placesSee more continental     /ˌkɒn.tɪˈnen.təl/ US  /ˌkɑːn.t̬ənˈen.t̬əl/ adjective C2 continental watersSmall and large land masses
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