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English definition of “the mainland”

the mainland

noun [S] uk   /ˈmeɪn.lænd/ us  
the main part of a country or continent, not including the islands around it: He lives on an island off Scotland, but travels to the mainland once a month.Small and large land masses
mainland
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
mainland EuropeSmall and large land masses
(Definition of the mainland from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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