Continent-wide Continents

Continental

Meanings and phrases

Continental

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. of or pertaining to or typical of Europe

continental

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War
  2. of or relating to or characteristic of a continent
  3. being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe

Continental Army

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the American army during the American Revolution

Continental Congress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution; they issued the Declaration of Independence and framed Articles of Confederation

continental breakfast

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a breakfast that usually includes a roll and coffee or tea; petit dejeuner

continental divide

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n.
  1. the watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico)
E.g.
  • It is east of Balfour Pass and the continental divide, just inside the boundary of Banff National Park.
  • The Kananaskis originates in the Canadian Rockies, east of the continental divide, in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.
  • North America's major continental divide is the Great Divide, which runs north and south down through Rocky Mountains.

continental drift

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n.
  1. the gradual movement and formation of continents (as described by plate tectonics)
E.g.
  • The theory of continental drift was not accepted for many years.
  • His oscillation theory was "fixist": it opposed mobilism and continental drift.
  • His "Principles of Physical Geology", ending with a chapter on continental drift, was published in 1944.

continental glacier

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n.
  1. a glacier that spreads out from a central mass of ice

continental plan

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n.
  1. a hotel plan that provides a continental breakfast daily; European plan

continental quilt

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n.
  1. a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider; eiderdown; duvet

continental shelf

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n.
  1. the relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent
E.g.
  • They are a benthic species found on the continental shelf.
  • It is now the widest continental shelf in the world covering .
  • The Zealandia continent has approximately of continental shelf.

continental slope

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n.
  1. the steep descent of the seabed from the continental shelf to the abyssal zone; bathyal zone; bathyal district
E.g.
  • The dwarf and pygmy sperm whales also inhabit the continental slope.
  • Most species remain near the coast, schooling over the continental slope.
  • It is a benthopelagic species living on the continental slope in depths from .

continental climate

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E.g.
  • Borzna has a humid continental climate (Koppen "Dfb").
  • Uglegorsk has a humid continental climate (Köppen "Dfb").
  • The north-eastern region has a typical continental climate.

humid continental

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E.g.
  • Borzna has a humid continental climate (Koppen "Dfb").
  • Uglegorsk has a humid continental climate (Köppen "Dfb").
  • Berens River experiences a humid continental climate ("Dfb").

humid continental climate

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E.g.
  • Borzna has a humid continental climate (Koppen "Dfb").
  • Uglegorsk has a humid continental climate (Köppen "Dfb").
  • Berens River experiences a humid continental climate ("Dfb").

continental crust

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E.g.
  • By comparison, the oldest dated continental crust is .
  • Volcanic beds cover the transition from thinned continental crust to oceanic crust.
  • It is now known that there are two kinds of crust: continental crust and oceanic crust.

continental margin

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E.g.
  • Evidence for an Andean type continental margin comes from the lithology and geochemical data.
  • The Southern Ocean probably contains large, and possibly giant, oil and gas fields on the continental margin.
  • While the goechemical data includes elemental composition which is believed by some to be similar to an Andean type continental margin.

continental shelves

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E.g.
  • Methane clathrates (in which water molecules are the cage) form on continental shelves.
  • It inhabits continental shelves and uppermost slopes at depths from 60 to 380 m. Its length may reach 110 cm.
  • It is a bathydemersal species found above sandy mud substrate on the outer continental shelves and on the upper slopes.

continental lithosphere

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E.g.
  • Where plate boundaries occur within the continental lithosphere, deformation is spread out over a much larger area than the plate boundary itself.
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