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continent

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkɒntɪnənt/
B1 one of the seven main areas of land on the Earth, such as Asia, Africa, or EuropeSmall and large land massesContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation
Translations of “continent”
in Korean 대륙…
in Arabic قارّة…
in French continent, Europe (continentale)…
in Turkish kıta…
in Italian continente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 洲,大洲,大陸…
in Russian континент…
in Polish kontynent…
in Spanish continente, Europa (continental)…
in Portuguese continente…
in German der Kontinent, das (europäische) Festland…
in Catalan continent…
in Japanese 大陸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 洲,大洲,大陆…
(Definition of continent from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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