mainland Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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mainlandnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmeɪn·lənd/
the ​mainpart of a ​country or ​continent, not ​including the ​islands around it: The ​island is ​accessible by ​ferry from the mainland.
(Definition of mainland from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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mainlandnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈmeɪnlənd/
the ​mainpart of a country or ​continent, not ​including the islands around it: on the mainland He does all his ​banking on the mainland, but he ​lives on the island. the Chinese/American/​European, etc. mainland

mainlandadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈmeɪnlənd/
belonging to or on the ​mainpart of a country or ​continent: mainland China/Europe/Greece, etc. The ​firm is ​opening new ​stores across the UK and mainland ​Europe. a mainland ​company/city/​market
(Definition of mainland from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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