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"continent" in British English

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continentnoun [C]

uk   /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 Africa

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continental
adjective uk   /ˌkɒn.tɪˈnen.təl/  us   /ˌkɑːn.t̬ənˈen.t̬əl/
C2 continental waters

continentadjective

uk   /ˈkɒn.tɪ.nənt/  us   /ˈkɑːn.t̬ən.ənt/
(Definition of continent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"continent" in American English

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continentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑn·tən·ənt, -tə·nənt/
one of the seven large land masses on the earth’s surface, surrounded or mainly surrounded by sea: Asia and Africa are the two biggest continents.
continental
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌkɑn·tənˈen·təl, -təˈnen-/
(Definition of continent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"continent" in Business English

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continentnoun

uk   us   /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
continental countries/Europe/markets 40% of the company's investors and its deals come from continental Europe.
(Definition of continent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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