Definition of Continents

1. Noun. (plural of Continent) ¹

2. Noun. (plural of continent) ¹

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Definition of Continents

1. continent [n] - See also: continent

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Continents

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continental plan
continental quilt
continental quilts
continental shelf
continental shelves
continental shift
continental shifts
continental slope
continental slopes
continents (current term)
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contingency fee
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contingency plans
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contingency tables
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Literary usage of Continents

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Earth and Man, Lectures on Comparative Physical Geography in Its by Arnold Guyot (1890)
"The continents of the North considered as the theatre of history—Contrast of the North and South in Aria-Europe; its influence in history; conflict of the ..."

2. Principles of Human Geography by Ellsworth Huntington, Sumner W. Cushing (1922)
"The greatest land forms are the great uplands known as continents between ... This arrangement of continents and oceans is apparently due to the fact that ..."

3. The Face of the Earth: (Das Antlitz Der Erde) by Edward Suess (1904)
"The remarkable depth of the ocean basins as opposed to the trifling height of the continents, and the steep slope of a great part of the coasts, ..."

4. Physiography by Rollin D. Salisbury (1919)
"The periodic emergences of the continents (alternating with periodic ... It is probable that the continents sink more in the course of ages than they rise, ..."

5. The International Geography by Hugh Robert Mill (1915)
"Europe is, next to Australia, the smallest of the continents. The area to be assigned to it depends upon the limits assumed, which vary partly in accordance ..."

6. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"On some new harvest spiders of the order Opiliones from the Southern continents. lr (392-413, with 6 text-figs.). Arachnida. In Nat. Hist. Sokotra . ..."

7. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"That theory appears probable with one verbal amendment—the substitution of the term " archean-blocks " for continents. That these archean blocks—the Earth's ..."

8. Nature and Man in America by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1891)
"Permanence of continents; Evidence that their Areas have been Sea Floors. ... Proof that the continents are ancient. — Evidence from Organic Life; ..."

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