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Spanish translation of “continent”

continent

noun /ˈkontinənt/
one of the great divisions of the land surface of the world – Europe, America, Australia, Asia or Africa
continente
The continent of Australia combined with the island of Tasmania forms the sixth largest country.
(British) Europe excluding Britain
Europa (continental)
We are going to the continent for our holidays.
continental /-ˈnen-/ adjective
continental
continental winds.
continental breakfast noun a light breakfast of rolls and coffee
desayuno continental
The hotel serves continental breakfast between 7.30 and 10.00 in the morning.
continental drift noun (geology) the gradual movement over geological time of the continents across the Earth’s surface as a result of the movement of the plates underlying them
Deriva Continental
As a result of continental drift, the climates of the Earth’s regions have changed considerably.
continental shelf noun (geology) the part of a continent that is under a relatively shallow sea
plataforma continental
oil drilling on the continental shelf.
(Definition of continent from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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