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the mainlandnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈmeɪn.lænd/
the ​mainpart of a ​country or ​continent, not ​including the ​islands around it: They ​recently bulit a ​bridge between the ​mainland and the ​closestisland.
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
mainland ​China
(Definition of the mainland from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the mainland”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大陆, 本土…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大陸, 本土…
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