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English definition of “continent”

continent

noun     /ˈkɒntɪnənt/
[C] one of the seven large land masses on the Earth's surface : The company has production plants in every continent except Australia .
the Continent UK old-fashioned Europe , especially Western Europe , but not including the British Isles : Many of the jobs will be lost , not in Britain , but in branches on the Continent.
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(Definition of continent noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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