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Meaning of “transcontinental” in the English Dictionary

"transcontinental" in British English

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transcontinentaladjective

uk   /ˌtrænz.kɒn.tɪˈnen.təl/ /ˌtræns-/  us   /-kɑːn-/
crossing a ​continent: The transcontinental ​railway goes from New York to San Francisco.
(Definition of transcontinental from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"transcontinental" in American English

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transcontinentaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈtrænsˌkɑn·tənˈen·təl/
crossing a ​continent: Kennedy Airport ​handlesprimarilyoverseas and transcontinental ​flights.
(Definition of transcontinental from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"transcontinental" in Business English

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transcontinentaladjective

uk   us   /ˌtrænzkɒntɪˈnentəl/
crossing a ​continent: a transcontinental ​flight/​railroad/​pipeline Three of the world's aluminium ​giants are ​linking in a transcontinental ​merger to ​create the globe's largest aluminium ​company.
(Definition of transcontinental from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “transcontinental”
in Spanish transcontinental…
in Vietnamese xuyên lục địa…
in Malaysian rentas benua…
in Thai ซึ่งข้ามทวีป…
in French transcontinental…
in German überkontinental…
in Chinese (Simplified) 穿越大陆的…
in Indonesian lintas benua…
in Chinese (Traditional) 穿越大陸的…
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