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continental in Geography topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcontinentalcon‧ti‧nen‧tal /ˌkɒntəˈnentl◂ $ ˌkɑːn-/ ●●○ adjective  1 a) the continental United StatesSG all the states of the US except Alaska and Hawaii b) continental Europe/Asia etcSG all the countries of Europe, Asia etc that are not on islands2 SGrelating to a large mass of land the warming-up of continental interiors3 SANSGtypical of the warmer countries in Western Europe a continental-style café4 British English old-fashionedSG belonging to or in Europe, not including the British Isles continental holidays
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continentalIt is very continental and it gives a great feel to the place.The store is trying to expand into continental Europe.Ocean island and continental flood basalt occurrences represent different expressions of plume activity.Except where subduction zones lie adjacent to mountain belts on continental margins, plate boundaries do not coincide with continental coastlines.An and Ganschow have also added items to their already intriguing continental menu.She cast a regretful look at the big double bed with its luxurious continental quilt.Reliable walking guidebooks cover many of the most popular continental routes.The earthquake triggered submarine landslides that dislodged hundreds of cubic kilometers of sediment on the continental slope.The cafe serves continental style cuisine.