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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.
continental
(Definition of continent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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